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dragline crane

noun
1.
an excavating crane having a bucket that is dropped from a boom and dragged toward the crane base by a cable.
Also called dragline.
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  • The shelf was observed intact on the southwest side where the dragline crane entered the water.
  • Either a backhoe or a dragline crane is commonly employed.

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