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Crain or Crane – What’s the difference?

Crain or Crane - What's the difference?


Not English

Crain has no English definition. It may be misspelled.




(en noun )

  • A large bird of the order Gruiformes” and the family ”Gruidae having long legs and a long neck which it extends when flying.
  • A mechanical lifting device, often used for lifting heavy loads for industrial or construction purposes.
  • An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace for supporting kettles etc. over the fire.
  • A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.
  • (nautical) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc.; generally used in pairs.
  • Derived terms

    * black crowned crane
    * black-necked crane
    * blue crane
    * common crane
    * cranefly
    * demoiselle crane
    * grey crowned crane
    * hooded crane
    * red-crowned crane
    * sandhill crane
    * sarus crane
    * Siberian crane
    * wattled crane
    * white-naped crane
    * whooping crane

    See also

    * egret
    * heron
    * stork



  • To extend (one’s neck).
  • (George Eliot)
  • To raise or lower with, or as if with, a .
  • * Bates
  • What engines, what instruments are used in craning up a soul, sunk below the centre, to the highest heavens.
  • * Massinger
  • an upstart craned up to the height he has