Definitions of crane

The word "crane" uses 5 letters: acenr.

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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

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