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dragline

[′drag‚līn]
(mechanical engineering)
An excavator operated by pulling a bucket on ropes towards the jib from which it is suspended. Also known as dragline excavator.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dragline

dragline
A bucket attachment for a crane; used for removing earth by pulling the bucket toward the crane.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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