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Cradle may refer to:

Mechanical devices[edit]

  • Cradle (circus act), or aerial cradle or casting cradle used in an aerial circus act
  • Cradling (paintings), an art restoration technique to stabilise a painting on panel
  • Docking station, also known as a cradle for the connection of a mobile device
  • Ship cradle, for supporting a ship when dry docked
  • Grain cradle, an addition to the agricultural scythe to keep the grain stems aligned when mowing
  • Newton's cradle, a device that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy via a series of swinging spheres
  • Rocker box, also known as a cradle used in mining to separate gold from alluvium

A metaphor for humanity's origins[edit]





Video games[edit]