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Crane vs Lever - What's the difference?

crane | lever |

As a proper noun crane

is .

As a noun lever is

(mechanics)   a rigid piece which is capable of turning about one point, or axis (the fulcrum ), and in which are two or more other points where forces are applied; — used for transmitting and modifying force and motion or lever can be (rare) a levee.

As a verb lever is

to move with a.

As an adverb lever is

(obsolete) rather.

crane

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A large bird of the order Gruiformes'' and the family ''Gruidae having long legs and a long neck which it extends when flying.
  • A mechanical lifting device, often used for lifting heavy loads for industrial or construction purposes.
  • An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace for supporting kettles etc. over the fire.
  • A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.
  • (nautical) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc.; generally used in pairs.
  • Derived terms

    * black crowned crane * black-necked crane * blue crane * common crane * cranefly * demoiselle crane * grey crowned crane * hooded crane * red-crowned crane * sandhill crane * sarus crane * Siberian crane * wattled crane * white-naped crane * whooping crane

    See also

    * egret * heron * stork

    Verb

    (cran)
  • To extend (one's neck).
  • (George Eliot)
  • To raise or lower with, or as if with, a .
  • * Bates
  • What engines, what instruments are used in craning up a soul, sunk below the centre, to the highest heavens.
  • * Massinger
  • an upstart craned up to the height he has

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    lever

    English

    (wikipedia lever)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) leveor, ; see levant. Compare alleviate, elevate, leaven.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mechanics)   A rigid piece which is capable of turning about one point, or axis (the fulcrum ), and in which are two or more other points where forces are applied; — used for transmitting and modifying force and motion.
  • # Specifically, a bar of metal, wood or other rigid substance, used to exert a pressure, or sustain a weight, at one point of its length, by receiving a force or power at a second, and turning at a third on a fixed point called a fulcrum. It is usually named as the first of the six mechanical powers, and is of three kinds, according as either the fulcrum F, the weight W, or the power P, respectively, is situated between the other two, as in the figures.
  • A small such piece to trigger or control a mechanical device (like a button).
  • (mechanics)   A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=(Henry Petroski) , title=Opening Doors , volume=100, issue=2, page=112-3 , magazine= citation , passage=A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers , with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place.}}
  • (mechanics)   An arm on a rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it.
  • Verb

  • To move with a .
  • ''With great effort and a big crowbar I managed to lever the beam off the floor.
  • (figuratively) To use, operate like a .
  • To increase the share of debt in the capitalization of a business.
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  • Derived terms

    * leverage * compound lever * lever escapement * lever jack * lever watch * universal lever

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) comparative of of Germanic origin (compare German lieb) or lief.

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Rather.
  • * 1530 , , The Four PP
  • for I had lever be without ye / Then have suche besines about ye
  • * 1537 ,
  • Now therefore take my life from me, for I had lever die then live.
  • * 1590 ,
  • For lever had I die than see his deadly face.

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) lever.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (rare) A levee.
  • * 1742 , Miss Robinson, Mrs. Delany's Letters , II.191:
  • We do not appear at Phœbus's Levér .
  • * 2011 , Tim Blanning, "The reinvention of the night", Times Literary Supplement , 21 Sep 2011:
  • Louis XIV’s day began with a lever at 9 and ended (officially) at around midnight.

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