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cranenoun [C]

uk   us   /kreɪn/

crane noun [C] (MACHINE)

a tall metal structure with a long horizontal part, used for lifting and moving heavy objects: The crane lifted the container off the ship.

crane noun [C] (BIRD)

a tall bird with long, thin legs and a long neck

craneverb [I usually + adv/prep, T]

uk   us   /kreɪn/
to stretch in order to look at something: He craned forward to see the procession. Mike was craning his neck to get the first glimpse of the car.
Translations of “crane”
in Arabic رافِعة…
in Korean 기중기, 크레인…
in Malaysian kren…
in French grue…
in Turkish vinç, turna…
in Italian gru…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器, 起重機,吊車…
in Russian подъемный кран, журавль…
in Polish dźwig, żuraw…
in Vietnamese cần cẩu…
in Spanish grúa…
in Portuguese guindaste…
in Thai ปั้นจั่นยกของหนัก…
in German der Kran…
in Catalan grua…
in Japanese クレーン…
in Indonesian derek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, 起重机,吊车…
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