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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Platform-crane a crane used on a railway platform, or one mounted on a movable truck
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. plate-forme, 'flat form.'


In literature:

I craned from the window, searching the platform right and left.
"The Quest of the Sacred Slipper" by Sax Rohmer

In news:

Depending on the attachment mounted to the end of its boom, the telescopic handler (telehandler) is used as an all-terrain forklift, crane, aerial work platform, or even an excavator.