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A crane with a jiblike boom mounted on a truck. Also known as yard crane.



Related Terms

PARRELS

Rollers that attach a yard arm or boom to a mast while allowing its height to be adjusted.

COLUMN CRANE

A jib crane whose boom pivots about a post attached to a building column. column drill

BOOM

A mast or yard, lying on board in reserve.

GOOSENECK

A fitting that attaches the boom to the mast, allowing it to move freely.

LATEEN SAIL

The fore-and-aft triangular sail set on a long yard mounted at an angle to the mast.

LOOSE FOOTED

A mainsail that is not connected to a boom along its foot.

EARING

A line for fastening corner of a sail to the gaff or yard

BUNTLINE

A rope attached to middle of square sail to haul it up to the yard

LUGSAIL

A four-sided sail bent to an obliquely hanging yard

CRANE SHIP

A ship with a crane specialized in lifting heavy loads.

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