n. device for rotary motion, by handle or arm; bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage; twist or turn in speech
I was laughed at, ridiculed, and generally called a crank for writing that article, however, each and every word have become true.
Sentence in Classic:
Another Chicago crank had a scheme by which he wanted me to join him in an effort to close up all the National banks in the country.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context
For Moscow society Pierre was the nicest, kindest, most intellectual, merriest, and most magnanimous of cranks, a heedless, genial nobleman of the old Russian type.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context