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A device for holding heavy objects such as rock or lumber to be lifted by a crane or hoist; shaped like scissors, with points bent inward for grasping the load. Also spelled crampoon.

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Heavy chain used with permanent moorings and connecting the various legs or bridles

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A ship with a crane specialized in lifting heavy loads.

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To pitch and roll heavily under conditions which subject the ship to unusually heavy stresses caused by confused or turbulent seas or unstable stowage of cargo

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