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cranenoun [C]

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

a large machine with a long, movable part to which is fixed cables (= strong wires) for lifting and moving heavy objects
  • crane noun [C] (BIRD)

a large water bird with long, thin legs and a long neck

craneverb [I/T]

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

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

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cranenoun [C]

uk   /kreɪn/ us  
a tall metal structure with a long horizontal part that is used for lifting and moving heavy objects: We are one of the top crane hire companies 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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