crane crane  /ˈkreɪn/


  1. (n) United States writer (1871-1900)
  2. (n) United States poet (1899-1932)
  3. (n) a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix
  4. (n) lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis
  5. (n) large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
  6. (v) stretch (the neck) so as to see better


  1. If the cranes would just stay at safe, secluded Aransas, they might increasethough not very fast, since whooping crane couples go steady for a few years before mating.
  2. Long-necked Japanese cranes make a peculiar gurgling squawk.
  3. But sandhill cranes cannot pass for paper birds very long.


  1. Crane district board OKs salary increase

    Contingent upon a final state budget, the Crane Elementary School District governing board approved a 1.5 percent salary increase for all certified, classified and management staff for the 2013-2014 school year. Superintendent Bob Klee said at a board meeting Tuesday that for teachers, however,...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Yuma Sun

  2. Crane operator suspected in Philly building collapse denied bail

    The 42-year-old crane operator wanted in connection with a deadly Philadelphia building collapse is expected to appear in court Sunday to face charges.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Crane runs over, kills Formula One course worker

    Crane runs over, kills Formula One course worker
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CBS Sports


  1. "Do I think that you should worry if there's a crane across the street? No," Bloomberg said. "This is such a rare thing that I don't think we should worry about it."
    on Mar 15, 2008 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I don't have a final number yet, but my boss, Crane Kenney, I think he feels that our payroll will go up slightly," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said, referring to Chicago's chairman. "We're fortunate that it's not going to stay flat or...
    on Nov 3, 2008 By: Jim Hendry Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I asked for a crane, but they wouldn't give me one," Ames said.
    on Jan 12, 2008 By: Stephen Ames Source: Forbes

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