crane fly(redirected from crane flies)
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Any of numerous long-legged, slender-bodied flies of the family Tipulidae and several other families of the suborder Nematocera that have the general appearance of a large mosquito but do not bite.
(Animals) any dipterous fly of the family Tipulidae, having long legs, slender wings, and a narrow body. Also called (Brit): daddy-longlegs
any of numerous nonbiting insects constituting the family Tipulidae, resembling a large mosquito with long legs.
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|Noun||1.||crane fly - long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite|
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing