dragline

noun
drag·line | \ˈdrag-ˌlīn \

Definition of dragline 

1 : a line used in or for dragging

2 : an excavating machine in which the bucket is attached by cables and operates by being drawn toward the machine

3 : a strong stiff strand of silk produced by a spider especially to form the framework of its web and as a means of lowering itself from and returning to a height

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Tom worked as a dragline operator many years before employment at Broward Schools in the Central Warehouse. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 3/23," 23 Mar. 2018 Tom worked as a dragline operator many years before employment at Broward Schools in the Central Warehouse. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 3/23," 23 Mar. 2018 Tom worked as a dragline operator many years before employment at Broward Schools in the Central Warehouse. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 3/23," 23 Mar. 2018 Tom worked as a dragline operator many years before employment at Broward Schools in the Central Warehouse. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 3/23," 23 Mar. 2018 Tom worked as a dragline operator many years before employment at Broward Schools in the Central Warehouse. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 3/23," 23 Mar. 2018 Tom worked as a dragline operator many years before employment at Broward Schools in the Central Warehouse. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 3/23," 23 Mar. 2018 Tom worked as a dragline operator many years before employment at Broward Schools in the Central Warehouse. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 3/23," 23 Mar. 2018 Tom worked as a dragline operator many years before employment at Broward Schools in the Central Warehouse. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 3/23," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of dragline

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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