whirley crane

whirl·​ey crane | \ -lē-\
variants: or whirley
plural -s

Definition of whirley crane

: a crane free to rotate 360 degrees in picking up and depositing its load

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History and Etymology for whirley crane

whirley alteration of whirly entry 1

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