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Related to dragline: walking dragline
1. A line used for dragging.
2. A kind of dredging machine.
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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
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1. a dragrope.
2. an excavating crane with a bucket dragged toward the machine by a cable.
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