verb (cran, ing)
- 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.
Etymology: Old English cran, from Germanic , from Proto-Indo-European gerÉ- ("to cry hoarsely").
- (transitive) To extend (one's neck).
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