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Definitions of crane
n. - A measure for fresh herrings, -- as many as will fill a barrel. 2
n. - A wading bird of the genus Grus, and allied genera, of various species, having a long, straight bill, and long legs and neck. 2
n. - 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. 2
n. - An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace, for supporting kettles, etc., over a fire. 2
n. - A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask. 2
n. - A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc., -- generally used in pairs. See Crotch, 2. 2
v. t. - To cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; -- with up. 2
v. t. - To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully. 2
v. i. - to reach forward with head and neck, in order to see better; as, a hunter cranes forward before taking a leap. 2
n. - Any arm which swings about a vertical axis at one end, used for supporting a suspended weight. 2
n. - The American blue heron (Ardea herodias). 2

The word "crane" uses 5 letters: A C E N R.

Direct anagrams of crane:
  caner   nacre   rance

Words formed by adding one letter before or after crane (in bold), or to acenr in any order:
a -   arcane   c -   cancer   d -   cedarn   craned   dancer   nacred   e -   careen   recane   i -   carnie   k -   canker   l -   lancer   m -   carmen   n -   canner   o -   cornea   p -   prance   s -   caners   casern   cranes   nacres   rances   t -   canter   carnet   centra   nectar   recant   tanrec   trance   v -   carven   cavern   craven   y -   carney  

Shorter words found within crane:
ace   acne   acre   ae   an   ane   ar   arc   are   can   cane   car   care   carn   ear   earn   en   er   era   ern   na   nae   narc   ne   near   race   ran   re   rec  

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