zerk

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

After Austrian-born American inventor Oscar U. Zerk.

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Noun[edit]

zerk ‎(plural zerks)

  1. A grease nipple.
    • 2005, Roger Welsch, From Tinkering to Torquing, page 99,
      The moral is, if you don't keep grease in those zerks, you're going to be replacing some expensive parts. To grease through a zerk, you simply push the business end of a grease gun onto the zerk—it will pop right on with a little pressure—and work the handle until a bit of grease can be seen oozing out of the joint you are lubricating.
    • 2007, Jim Allen, Jeep 4X4 Performance Handbook, page 97,
      A lot depends on which type of greaseable U-joint we are talking about. There are two basic types, those that have a zerk fitting at the center of the cross and those that are drilled but have the zerk in the cap. A tiny hole drilled down the center of a U-joint has no effect on strength but a zerk at the cross does.
    • 2014, Tim Gilles, Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, 5th Edition, page 206,
      Figure 14.12 Wipe off the end of a zerk fitting before attaching the grease gun.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch sarc, serc, from Vulgar Latin *sarcus, from Latin sarcophagus, from Ancient Greek σαρκοφάγος ‎(sarkophágos).[1]

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Noun[edit]

zerk m ‎(plural zerken, diminutive zerkje n)

  1. gravestone, headstone

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References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Philippa - Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands, Amsterdam University Press 2009

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Noun[edit]

zerk f

  1. yolk (of an egg)

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