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drag·line

 (drăg′līn′)
n.
1. A line used for dragging.
2. A kind of dredging machine.

dragline

(ˈdræɡˌlaɪn)
n
1. (Aeronautics) another word for dragrope2
2. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: dragline crane or dragline excavator a power shovel that operates by being dragged by cables at the end of an arm or jib: used for quarrying, opencast mining, etc

drag•line

(ˈdrægˌlaɪn)

n.
1. a dragrope.
2. an excavating crane with a bucket dragged toward the machine by a cable.
[1915–20, Amer.]
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On the bases of operation performed by the machine the global earthmoving equipments market can be bifurcated into excavators (compact excavator, dredging, dragline excavator, front shovel and others), loaders (skip loader and wheel loader), construction tractors and others (grader, scraper, track loader, material handler and others).
British Coal, its original owner, forked out pounds 2m to buy the dragline excavator, which was christened Ace of Spades after a competition for local schoolchildren.
ON THE MOVE The Ace of Spades dragline excavator is being slowly dismantled at Stobswood opencast site.
Ace of Spades, a giant dragline excavator, has stood idle since its retirement from active service in 2002.
The dragline excavator Ace of Spades was the biggest in Europe when it began operating on the UK's largest surface mine at Stobswood near Morpeth.
Ace of Spades, a giant dragline excavator, has stood idle for five years since its retirement from active service in 2002.
Weighing in at about 4,000 tonnes, the dragline excavator was the biggest of its kind in Europe, operating on the UK's largest surface mine at Stobswood near Morpeth.
Mr Marvell, 72, read our story about the birth of Britain's biggest walking dragline excavator and the team of shipyard specialists who made the platform on which it stood.