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dragline

[ drag-lahyn ]

noun

  1. a rope dragging drag from something; dragrope.


dragline

/ ˈdræɡˌlaɪn /

noun

  1. another word for dragrope
  2. Also calleddragline cranedragline 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of dragline1

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; drag + line 1

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Example Sentences

The dragline silk that holds up their webs appears to be delicate floss.

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