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Definition of Cranes
CraneCrane 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.]
Cran Cran (kr[a^]n), Crane Crane (kr[=a]n), n. [Scot., fr.
A measure for fresh herrings, -- as many as will fill a
barrel. [Scot.] --H. Miller.
CraneCrane 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
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
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. CraneCrane 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
What engines, what instruments are used in craning
up a soul, sunk below the center, to the highest
An upstart craned up to the height he has.
2. To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane
the neck disdainfully. --G. Eliot.
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.
The passengers eagerly craning forward over the
craneCrotch Crotch (kr?ch; 224), n.; pl. Crotches (-?z). [Cf.
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
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 Cranes from wikipedia
(bird), a large, long-necked bird Crane
(machine), industrial machinery
for lifting Crane
(rail), a crane suited
of a crane, but are generally known
, such as stacker cranes
and loader cranes
were so called
from the resemblance
to the long...
- they can be heard
from a long distance. Mated pairs
of cranes engage
in "unison calling". The cranes stand close
in a synchronized
are a family, the Gruidae, of large, long-legged, and long-necked birds
in the group
Gruiformes. The 15 species
- wild and two captive whooping cranes
by 1941, conservation efforts
have led to a limited
recovery. The total number
in the surviving
- Siberian crane
(Leucoger**** leucoger****), also known
as the Siberian white crane
or the snow crane
, is a bird of the family
Gruidae, the cranes
. They are...
- common crane
(Grus grus), also known
as the Eurasian crane
, is a bird of the family
Gruidae, the cranes
. A medium-sized species, it is the only crane
- One thousand origami cranes
(千羽鶴, senbazuru; literally
”) is a group
of one thousand origami paper cranes
(折鶴, orizuru) held together
- from northern
po****tions are among
the heaviest cranes
the red-crowned and wattled cranes
, and the largest
- world, to small
, used for tasks
such as lifting automobile engines
out of vehicles. They are also called portal cranes
, the "portal" being...
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