grabbing crane

grabbing crane

[′grab·iŋ ‚krān]
(mechanical engineering)
An excavator made up of a crane carrying a large grab or bucket in the form of a pair of half scoops, hinged to dig into the earth as they are lifted.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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