a large, tall machine used for moving heavy objects, typically by suspending them from a projecting arm or beam.
Giant cranes were lifting large, mangled steel beams and depositing them onto 18-wheelers.
a tall, long-legged, long-necked bird, typically with white or gray plumage and often with tail plumes and patches of bare red skin on the head. Cranes are noted for their elaborate courtship dances.
The courtship rituals of cranes are elaborate: paired birds spread their wings and leap repeatedly into the air while calling.