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"crane" in British English

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cranenoun [C]

uk   us   /kreɪn/
  • crane noun [C] (MACHINE)

a ​tallmetalstructure with a ​longhorizontalpart, used for ​lifting and ​movingheavyobjects: The crane ​lifted the ​container off the ​ship.

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.
(Definition of crane from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crane" in American English

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cranenoun [C]

 us   /kreɪn/
  • crane noun [C] (MACHINE)

a ​largemachine with a ​long, ​movablepart to which is ​fixedcables (= ​strongwires) for ​lifting and ​movingheavyobjects
  • crane noun [C] (BIRD)

a ​largewaterbird with ​long, ​thinlegs and a ​longneck

craneverb [I/T]

 us   /kreɪn/
  • crane verb [I/T] (STRETCH)

to ​stretch in ​order to ​look at something: [I/T] We were all craning (​ournecks) to get a ​glimpse of the ​moviestar.
(Definition of crane from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"crane" in Business English

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cranenoun [C]

uk   us   /kreɪn/
a ​tall metal ​structure with a ​longhorizontalpart that is used for ​lifting and ​movingheavyobjects: We are one of the ​top crane ​hirecompanies in the country. At the ​time he was ​working as a crane ​operator.
(Definition of crane from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crane”
in Korean 기중기, 크레인…
in Arabic رافِعة…
in Malaysian kren…
in French grue…
in Russian подъемный кран, журавль…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器, 起重機,吊車…
in Italian gru…
in Turkish vinç, turna…
in Polish dźwig, żuraw…
in Spanish grúa…
in Vietnamese cần cẩu…
in Portuguese guindaste…
in Thai ปั้นจั่นยกของหนัก…
in German der Kran…
in Catalan grua…
in Japanese クレーン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, 起重机,吊车…
in Indonesian derek…
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