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monument Word or Phrase:TREADWHEEL CRANE *  
Definition:A crane powered by a treadwheel and used for lifting and lowering, dating from the Roman period. Also used in later periods to assist on building sites, at mines and in ports.

monument Word or Phrase:TREADWHEEL *  
Definition:A wheel rotated by the treading of persons or animals to power machinery to raise water, etc.

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