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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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Ibrahim accompanied his parents for farming and was sleeping in a cradle hanging by a tree when he was brutally attacked by the dogs.
CRADLE is intended to strengthen the company's core automotive business and expand into new and adjacent markets with the goal of improving transportation on and off the road.
These MGA inks and matching MGA overprint coatings now also possess Cradle to Cradle Silver status.
The cradles have prongs that can be attached to car air vents, allowing for hands-free driving.
Punjab, Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Manipur and Meghalaya are also among those States who have started putting up cradle baby reception centres.
We are extremely proud of this Cradle to Cradle certification because it exemplifies how our 'Sharing Beauty With All' sustainability program encompasses every aspect of our product's value chain, from formulation to packaging and production.
The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program is an independent, third-party-verified certification program that certifies products and materials that are developed to respect human and environmental health, designed for future use cycles, and utilize clean energy and water throughout the supply chain.
Fitted for CEMA C, D and E idlers, the Impact Cradle is available in 20 and 35 degree trough angles for 5-, 6- or 7-in.
My cradle can now sit firm on my work bench again without raising the gun any more than the height of the 1x2.
Since Benjamin Moore has earned the Cradle to Cradle Certified designation at the Silver level for these products, they qualify for credit in the section Materials and Resources Credit, Building Product Disclosure and Optimization-Material Ingredients under Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, Version 4, better known as LEED v4 (Green Building Program), which encourages the use of materials that have preferable lifecycle impact.
The products were assessed using the Cradle to Cradle.
It usually clears up by the time the child is two years old, although in rare cases children can have cradle cap for longer.