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Yes. The word cran is a Scrabble US word. The word cran is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

C3R1A1N1

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Yes. The word cran is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

C3R1A1N1

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4 letters words from 'cran'

CARN 6CRAN 6
NARC 6 

3 letters words from 'cran'

ARC 5CAN 5
CAR 5RAN 3

2 letters words from 'cran'

AN 2AR 2
NA 2 

All 4 letters words made out of cran

cran rcan carn acrn racn arcn crna rcna cnra ncra rnca nrca canr acnr cnar ncar ancr nacr ranc arnc rnac nrac anrc narc

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Definitions and meaning of cran

cran

Etymology 1

Gaelic.

Alternative forms

  • crane

Noun

cran (plural crans or cran)

  1. (obsolete) A measure of herrings, either imprecise or sometimes legally specified. It has sometimes been about 37½ imperial gallons, or 750 herring on average.
    • 1800 Dec., Sir Richard Phillips, The Monthly magazine, Volume 10, No. 66, page 486:
      Very flattering indeed has been the success of the fishermen; and many boats have come in loaded, averaging thirty or forty crans each (every cran estimated at 1,000 herrings), and disposed of their cargoes at nine shillings per cran; but the price has been since raised to fifteen shillings.
    • 1960, Ewan MacColl, BBC radio ballad Singing the Fishing:
      [] And fish the knolls on the North Sea Holes
      And try your luck at the North Shields Gut
      With a catch of a hundred cran.
  2. (obsolete, rare, by extension) A barrel made to hold such a measure.
  • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:cran.

Etymology 2

Noun

cran (plural crans)

  1. (music) An embellishment played on the lowest note of a chanter of a bagpipe, consisting of a series of grace notes produced by rapid sequential lifting of the fingers of the lower hand.

Anagrams

  • Carn, NRCA, cRNA, carn, crna, narc

French

Etymology

Deverbal of créner (to kern), from crenedes (notched), from Vulgar Latin *crinare, probably of Celtic/Gaulish origin, from Proto-Celtic *krini-, from Proto-Indo-European *krey- (to divide, separate). Or, less likely, from Latin cernō (I separate), itself from the same root.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kʁɑ̃/

Noun

cran m (plural crans)

  1. notch
  2. (firearms) safety catch
  3. (belt) hole
  4. (hair) wave
  5. (colloquial) guts, bottle, courage

Derived terms

  • cran d'arrêt
  • être à cran

References

Further reading

  • “cran” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *kranō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /krɑn/

Noun

cran m

  1. crane (bird)

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: crane, krane, cranne, craane, crone, craune
    • English: crane (see there for further descendants)
    • Scots: cran

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a measure of capacity for landed herrings.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)