gantry

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noun gan·try \ˈgan-trē\

Definition of gantry

plural

gantries

  1. 1 :  a frame for supporting barrels

  2. 2 :  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 and Etymology 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


GANTRY Defined for Kids

gantry

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noun gan·try \ˈgan-trē\

Definition of gantry for Students

plural

gantries

  1. 1 :  a structure over railroad tracks for holding signals

  2. 2 :  a movable structure for preparing a rocket for launching


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