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Definition of "derricking" [derricking]

  • Of or pertaining or proper to the jib or boom of a crane or derrick or its inclination with regard to the post.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "derricking" in a sentence
  • "But with these lively quarter-pounders of the Taylor Brook, derricking is a safer procedure."
  • "What I minded was the thought of an hour's vain wading in that roaring stream, whipping it with fly after fly, while R., the foreordained fisherman, was sitting comfortably in a sawmill, and derricking that pair of three-quarter-pounders in through the window!"
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