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crane

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English

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A crane (bird).
A crane (mechanical).

Etymology

Old English cran, from Proto-Germanic *kran-, from Proto-Indo-European *gerə- (to cry hoarsely).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
crane

Plural
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  1. A large bird of the order Gruiformes and the family Gruidae having long legs and a long neck which it extends when flying.
  2. A mechanical lifting device, often used for lifting heavy loads for industrial or construction purposes.

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Verb

Infinitive
to crane

Third person singular
cran

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to crane (third-person singular simple present cran, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To extend (one's neck).

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