from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The upright post on which the arm or jib of a crane works. Also called crane-shaft and crane-stalk.


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  • The crane is designed for a working load of five tons, with a maximum radius of twenty-one feet from the centre of the crane-post to the plumb-line of the lifting chain, with a capacity for altering the radius by steam to a minimum of fourteen feet.

    Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878


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