dragline

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noun drag·line \ˈdrag-ˌlīn\

Definition of dragline

  1. 1 :  a line used in or for dragging

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

  3. 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

1874

First Known Use of dragline

1874

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