dragline [drag-lahyn] Word Origin noun
- a rope from something; dragrope.
Origin of dragline An Americanism dating back to 1915–20;+ British Dictionary definitions for dragline dragline noun
- another word for
- Also called: dragline crane, dragline excavator a power shovel that operates by being dragged by cables at the end of an arm or jib: used for quarrying, opencast mining, etc