A large, tall machine used for moving heavy objects, typically by suspending them from a projecting arm or beam. 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. Stretch out one's body or neck in order to see something. Move (a heavy object) with a crane.