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dragline

[ drag-lahyn ]
/ ˈdrægˌlaɪn /
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noun
a rope dragging from something; dragrope.
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Origin of dragline

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; drag + line1
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British Dictionary definitions for dragline

dragline
/ (ˈdræɡˌlaɪn) /

noun
another word for dragrope (def. 2)
Also called: dragline crane, 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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