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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom; A framework erected over an oil well to allow drill tubes to be raised and lowered.

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  • The use of heavy crane versus light weight derrick during tower construction is the issue to be discussed.
  • The only access is either by helicopter or hoisted by a derrick from a boat small enough to maneuver close inshore.
  • Reply kevin derrick on December 14, 2008 said: hmm, it was some time ago that i visited but it was via Provenance on 16th and Fairmount.
  • The crane for hoisting goods is called a derrick, from this hangman. for more
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