Drag line

dragline

[drag-lahyn]
noun
1.
a rope dragging from something; dragrope.

Origin:
1915–20, Americanism; drag + line1

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dragline (ˈdræɡˌlaɪn)
 
n
1.  another word for dragrope
2.  dragline crane, Also called: dragline excavator a power shovel that operates by being dragged by cables at the end of an arm or jib: used for quarrying, opencast mining, etc

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