from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a bad disposition; peevish.
- adj. Having eccentric ways; odd.
- adj. Full of bends and turns; crooked: a cranky mountain road.
- adj. Working unpredictably; erratic: a cranky old truck.
- adj. Rickety; loose.
- adj. Nautical Liable to capsize.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Weak, unwell.
- adj. Not in good working condition; shaky.
- adj. Grouchy, irritable; easily upset.
- adj. Not in perfect mental working order; eccentric, peculiar.
- adj. Full of spirit; spirited.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of spirit; crank.
- adj. Addicted to crotchets and whims; unreasonable in opinions; crotchety.
- adj. Unsteady; easy to upset; crank.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having cranks or turns; checkered.
- Full of cranks; full of whims and crotchets; having the characteristics of a crank.
- Sickly; ailing.
- Nautical, liable to be overset: same as crank, 1.
- In a shaky or loose condition; rickety.
- Merry; cheerful: same as crank.
- n. A pitman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. easily irritated or annoyed
- adj. (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
From crank + -y. (Wiktionary)