launching cradle

launching cradle

[′lȯn·chiŋ ‚krād·əl]
(civil engineering)
A framework made of wood to support a vessel during launching from sliding ways.
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The Launching Cradle Kits offer launching cradles that can be adjusted for both vertical and horizontal alignment of piercing tools.
Launching cradles can be adjusted for both vertical and horizontal alignment of piercing tools.