crane

  1. United States writer (1871-1900)
  2. United States poet (1899-1932)
  3. lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis
  4. large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world

crane

[n] - United States writer (1871-1900) 2. [n] - United States poet (1899-1932) 3. [n] - lifts and moves heavy objects 4. [n] - large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world 5. [v] - of the neck
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Crane

• (n.) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc., -- generally used in pairs. See Crotch, 2. • (n.) A measure for fresh herrings, -- as many as will fill a barrel. • (n.) A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask. • (v. i.) to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter...
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Crane

noun United States writer (1871-1900)
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crane

noun large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
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crane

(engineering) In engineering, a machine for raising, lowering, or placing in position heavy loads. The three main types are the jib crane, the overhead travelling crane, and the tower crane. Most cranes have the machinery mounted on a revolving turntable. This may be mounted on trucks or be se...
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crane

(zoology) Click images to enlargeIn zoology, a large, wading bird of the family Gruidae, order Gruiformes, with long legs and neck, short powerful wings, a naked or tufted head, and unwebbed feet. The hind toe is greatly elevated, and has a sha...
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Crane

[bird] Cranes are a clade (Gruidae) of large, long-legged and long-necked birds in the group Gruiformes. There are fifteen species of crane in four genera. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Cranes live on all continents except Antarctica and South America. Most species of c...
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Crane

[machine] A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally. It is mainly used for lifting heavy things and transporting them to other places. It uses one or more simple machines to create mechanical advantage and ...
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Crane

[rail] A railroad crane, (US: crane car or wrecker; UK: breakdown crane) is a type of crane used on a railroad for one of three primary uses: freight handling in goods yards, permanent way (PW) maintenance, and accident recovery work. Although the design differs according to the type of work, the basic configuration is similar in all cases:...
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Crane

[zoology] A map of nations that signed the UN charter. Created by me. Please feel free to make corrections. ...
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Crane

Crane (krān) noun [ Anglo-Saxon cran ; akin to D. & LG. craan , G. kranich , krahn (this in sense 2), Greek ge`ranos , Latin grus , W. & Armor. garan , OSlav. zeravĭ , Lithuanian gerve , Icelandic trani , Swedi...
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crane

crane intransitive verb to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter cranes forward before taking a leap. Beaconsfield. Thackeray. « The passengers eagerly craning forward over the bulwarks. Howells. »
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Crane

Crane noun 1. Any arm which swings about a vertical axis at one end, used for supporting a suspended weight. 2. (Zoology) The American blue heron ( Ardea herodias ). [ Local, U. S.]
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Crane

1) A machine used to move material by means of a hoist. 2) A machine that can usually move and is used to lift heavy materials or to lift members that are to be erected in a structure.
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Crane

A crane is a machine for raising great weights and depositing them at some distance from their original place, for example, raising bales from the hold of a ship and depositing them on the quay. Cranes are generally constructed on the principle of the wheel and axle, cog-wheel, or wheel and pinion. A very efficient wheel-and-pinion crane much used ...
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Crane

A large camera dolly that can raise the camera as much as twenty feet above the ground. The crane has the capacity to move forward and backward and is usually operated by electronic controls. Motions are generally silent and the crane allows shots to be made over a wide ranging area providing great access to cover shots
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Crane

A machine for lifting and lowering a load, and moving it horizontally. Drives may be manual, power, or a combination of both.
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crane

any of 15 species of tall wading birds of the family Gruidae (order Gruiformes). Superficially, cranes resemble herons but usually are larger and ... [4 related articles]
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crane

any of a diverse group of machines that not only lift heavy objects but also shift them horizontally. Cranes are distinct from hoists, passenger ... [3 related articles]
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Crane

Crane is the common name of birds of the genus Grus, order Grallae, or Grallatores. They are generally of considerable size, and remarkable for their long necks and stilt-like legs, which eminently fit them for living in marshes and situations subject to inundations, where they usually seek their food. This is partly of vegetable matter, but they a...
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crane

crane, hoisting machine for lifting heavy loads and transferring them from one place to another, ordinarily over distances of not more than 200 ft (60 m). Cranes have a long reach and can lift loads to great heights. Powered by manual or animal power, cranes have been in use from early times. Modern...
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crane

crane, large wading bird found in marshes in the Northern Hemisphere and in Africa. Although sometimes confused with herons, cranes are more closely related to rails and limpkins. Cranes are known for their loud trumpeting call that can be heard for miles and for the rhythmic, jumping dances both ma...
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Crane

The USS Crane was an American flush deck type destroyer of 1060 tons displacement launched in 1918. The USS Crane was powered by four Normand oil-burning boilers providing a top speed of 35 knots. She carried a complement of 122 and was armed with four 4 inch guns; one 3 inch anti-aircraft gun and twelve 21 inch torpedo tubes arranged in four tripl...
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