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Definition of 'crane'


  1. United States writer (1871-1900)
       Synonyms: Stephen Crane
  2. United States poet (1899-1932)
       Synonyms: Hart Crane Harold Hart Crane
  3. a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix
       Synonyms: Grus
  4. lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis
  5. large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world


  1. stretch (the neck) so as to see better; "The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"
       Synonyms: stretch out

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