The act of using a cradle.
- Present participle of cradle.
- The act by which one cradles a child etc.
- The act of using a cradle (the tool).
- The cutting of a cask into two pieces lengthwise, to enable it to pass a narrow place, the two parts being afterwards united and rehooped.
- The framework in arched or coved ceilings to which the laths are nailed.