Electric cranes and hoists are ubiquitous (see Photos), but the NEC considers them to be “special equipment.” Though Art. 610 says it covers cranes, monorail hoists, hoists, and runways [610.1], it doesn’t define them in 610.2 (nor does Art. 100 define them).
Article 610 provides only one definition (festoon cable). Fortunately, Part II provides enough information about runways that you don’t need a separate definition of those. But nowhere does the NEC define t