Definition of Dragline

1. Noun. Any of several very large vehicles used for lifting in the process of mining. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dragline

1. a line used for dragging [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dragline

dragging the chain
draggingly
draggings
draggle
draggle-tail
draggle-tailed
draggle-tails
draggled
draggles
draggling
draggy
dragking
dragkings
draglift
draglifts
dragline (current term)
draglines
draglink
draglinks
dragman
dragmen
dragnet
dragnets
dragoman
dragomans
dragomen
dragon
dragon's blood
dragon's eye
dragon's head

Literary usage of Dragline

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1. Earthwork and Its Cost: A Handbook of Earth Excavation by Halbert Powers Gillette (1920)
"dragline Excavators for Railway Grading. Engineering and Contracting, June 4, 1913, gives the following: In double track construction, on the Chicago, ..."

2. Manual of the American Railway Engineering Association by American Railway Engineering Association (1921)
"'MECHANICAL SHOVELS; LOCOMOTIVE CRANES AND dragline EXCAVATORS; SHOVEL METHODS AND OPERATIONS. In the following matter, too detailed specifications are ..."

3. Handbook of Construction Equipment: Its Cost and Use by Richard Turner Dana (1921)
"The dragline Backfilling Machine. The wheel type without traction is made in the smaller sizes. It is designed to be drawn Fig. 19. ..."

4. The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near by John Henry Comstock (1912)
"Tbe dragline.— Most spiders as they move from place to place spin a thread, which marks their course; this thread has been termed the dragline. ..."

5. Excavation by Allen Boyer McDaniel (1919)
"Electrically Driven dragline Scrapers Dig 45 Mile Irrigation Canal. ... Method and Cost of Operating the Weeks Two-line Shovel for dragline Excavators, ..."

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