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Definition of Crane

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Crane Crane, n. 1. Any arm which swings about a vertical axis at one end, used for supporting a suspended weight. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The American blue heron (Ardea herodias). [Local, U. S.]
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Cran Cran (kr[a^]n), Crane Crane (kr[=a]n), n. [Scot., fr. Gael. crann.] A measure for fresh herrings, -- as many as will fill a barrel. [Scot.] --H. Miller.
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Crane Crane (kr[=a]n), n. [AS. cran; akin to D. & LG. craan, G. kranich, krahn (this in sense 2), Gr. ge`ranos, L. grus, W. & Armor. garan, OSlav. zerav[i^], Lith. gerve, Icel. trani, Sw. trana, Dan. trane. [root]24. Cf. Geranium.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A wading bird of the genus Grus, and allied genera, of various species, having a long, straight bill, and long legs and neck. Note: The common European crane is Grus cinerea. The sand-hill crane (G. Mexicana) and the whooping crane (G. Americana) are large American species. The Balearic or crowned crane is Balearica pavonina. The name is sometimes erroneously applied to the herons and cormorants. 2. A machine for raising and lowering heavy weights, and, while holding them suspended, transporting them through a limited lateral distance. In one form it consists of a projecting arm or jib of timber or iron, a rotating post or base, and the necessary tackle, windlass, etc.; -- so called from a fancied similarity between its arm and the neck of a crane See Illust. of Derrick. 3. An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace, for supporting kettles, etc., over a fire. 4. A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask. 5. (Naut.) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc., -- generally used in pairs. See Crotch, 2. Crane fly (Zo["o]l.), a dipterous insect with long legs, of the genus Tipula. Derrick crane. See Derrick. Gigantic crane. (Zo["o]l.) See Adjutant, n., 3. Traveling crane, Traveler crane, Traversing crane (Mach.), a crane mounted on wheels; esp., an overhead crane consisting of a crab or other hoisting apparatus traveling on rails or beams fixed overhead, as in a machine shop or foundry. Water crane, a kind of hydrant with a long swinging spout, for filling locomotive tenders, water carts, etc., with water.
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Crane Crane (kr[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Craned (kr[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Craning.] 1. To cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; -- with up. [R.] What engines, what instruments are used in craning up a soul, sunk below the center, to the highest heavens. --Bates. An upstart craned up to the height he has. --Massinger. 2. To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully. --G. Eliot.
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crane crane, v. i. 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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Crotch Crotch (kr?ch; 224), n.; pl. Crotches (-?z). [Cf. Crotchet, Crutch.] 1. The angle formed by the parting of two legs or branches; a fork; the point where a trunk divides; as, the crotch of a tree. 2. (Naut.) A stanchion or post of wood or iron, with two arms for supporting a boom, spare yards, etc.; -- called also crane and crutch. --Totten.

Meaning of Crane from wikipedia

- Crane or cranes may refer to: Crane (bird), a large, long-thin-necked bird Orizuru, paper crane, an origami version of this bird Crane (machine), industrial...
- A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist rope, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials...
- Robert Edward Crane (July 13, 1928 – June 29, 1978) was an American actor, drummer, radio host, and disc jockey known for starring in the CBS situation...
- Cheryl Christina Crane (born July 25, 1943) is an American retired real estate broker and author. She is the only child of actress Lana Turner, from her...
- Cranes are a family, the Gruidae, of large, long-legged, and long-necked birds in the group Gruiformes. The 15 species of cranes are placed in four genera...
- The sandhill crane (Antigone canadensis) is a species of large crane of North America and extreme northeastern Siberia. The common name of this bird refers...
- Crane fly is a common name referring to any member of the insect family Tipulidae, of the order Diptera, true flies in the superfamily Tipuloidea. Cylindrotominae...
- The Crane is a 1992 short film distributed by the British Film Institute. The movie is set in London. The filming location was the Acton shopping precinct...
- Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable...
- Caprice A. Crane (born November 1, 1970 in Hollywood, California) is an American novelist, screenwriter and television writer/producer. Crane was born in...
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