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Verb: crane  kreyn
  1. Stretch (the neck) so as to see better
    "The women craned their necks to see the President drive by";
    - stretch out
Noun: crane  kreyn
  1. A tall mechanical lifting device, often used for lifting heavy loads for industrial or construction purposes
     
  2. Large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
Noun: Crane  kreyn
  1. A small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix
    - Grus
     
  2. United States writer (1871-1900)
    - Stephen Crane
     
  3. United States poet (1899-1932)
    - Hart Crane, Harold Hart Crane

Derived forms: craning, craned, cranes

Type of: author, constellation, extend, lifting device, poet, stretch, wader, wading bird, writer

Part of: family Gruidae, Gruidae

Encyclopedia: Crane, Robert K