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cradle

1. a frame, rest, or trolley made to support or transport a piece of equipment, aircraft, ship, etc.
2. a platform, cage, or trolley, in which workmen are suspended on the side of a building or ship
3. a holder connected to a computer allowing data to be transferred from a PDA, digital camera, etc.
4. another name for creeper
5. a framework used to prevent the bedclothes from touching a sensitive part of an injured person

cradle

[′krād·əl]
(civil engineering)
A structure that moves along an inclined track on a riverbank and is equipped with a horizontal deck carrying tracks for transferring railroad cars to and from boats at different water elevations.
(engineering)
A framework or other resting place for supporting or restraining objects.
(ordnance)
The nonrecoiling structure of a weapon that houses the recoiling parts and rotates to elevate the gun.
(textiles)
A device that catches the cards as they fall from a jacquard head.

cradle

2. The structural support for a pipe which is placed below and to one side of the pipe.

cradle

A holder into which a portable device is placed. Cradles typically have a plug or socket that matches up with the connector on the unit. The term often refers to cradles in a dock that hold smartphones and tablets for transferring content and charging. Cradles are also used to charge the removable batteries in digital cameras and cordless hand tools. See Apple dock, Android dock and HDD cradle.
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The cause of cradle cap isn't entirely clear, although it may be linked to overactive sebaceous glands, which are glands in the skin that produce an oily substance called sebum.
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We certainly support the ideal that a parent can avail themselves of professional support which could lead to parent and child being reconnected later, and options such as Angel Cradle may help bridge that gap.
Prior to formal Cradle to Cradle certification being granted, products, materials and components must all undergo a rigorous assessment procedure, the statement said.
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The audience, from around 30 countries, listened to proposals for better and fairer EPR, also known as "cradle to cradle product stewardship." Governments should set standards, monitor adherence and fight against "free riders" not meeting fee-paying obligations to systems such as Green Dot; and they should promote green procurement.
The cradle, on which Astute will be supported while in dry dock undergoing through-life work, is required as Astute is considerably larger in mass and geometry (about 15% bigger in length and diameter) than the Swift.sure and Trafalgar class submarines.
A new cradle is now available for the M197 pintle mount that handles both the M249 and M240B machine guns.
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