noun \ˈgan-trē\
plural gantries

Definition of GANTRY

:  a frame for supporting barrels
:  a frame structure raised on side supports so as to span over or around something: as
a :  a platform made to carry a traveling crane and supported by towers or side frames running on parallel tracks; also :  a movable structure with platforms at different levels used for erecting and servicing rockets before launching
b :  a structure spanning several railroad tracks and displaying signals for each

Origin of GANTRY

Middle English ganter, gauntree, from Anglo-French *ganter, from Old French dialect (Artois) gantier, from Latin cantherius horse of poor quality, rafter, trellis
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with GANTRY


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