Definition of “crane” - English Dictionary

“crane” in American English

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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)

“crane” in Business English

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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)