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Definition of cran in English:


A measure of fresh herrings, equivalent to 37 1/2 gallons.
Example sentences
  • ‘One year in a plosher, the Venus, we landed 110 cran in five nights’ fishing.
  • One outstanding day is remembered by some ever now, when a average of 80 cran of herring were landed by 40 boats.
  • Each finished barrel held a cran of herring.


Late 18th century: from Scottish Gaelic crann, perhaps the same word as crann 'lot', denoting the share of fish given to each member of the crew.

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