The definition of a crane is a bird with long legs, a long neck and a long bill.(noun)
An example of a crane is the Blue Crane of South Africa.
Crane is defined as a large machine used to lift and move very heavy things.(noun)
An example of a crane is the big metal machine used to lift shipping containers off of a cargo ship.
See crane in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE cran: akin to Du kraan, Ger kranich < IE *gr-on < base *ger-: see crow
See crane in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English cran; see gerə-2 in Indo-European roots.
, Stephen 1871-1900.
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