Definitions for gantryˈgæn tri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gan•tryˈgæn tri(n.)(pl.)-tries.

  1. a framework spanning a railroad track or tracks for displaying signals.

    Category: Railroads

  2. any of various spanning frameworks, as a bridgelike portion of a crane.

  3. a frame consisting of scaffolds on various levels used to erect vertically launched rockets and spacecraft.

    Category: Rocketry

  4. a framelike stand for supporting a barrel or cask.

Origin of gantry:

1325–75; ME gauntre < dial. OF gantier wooden stand, var. of chantier < ML cantārius < L canthērius < Gk kanthḗlios pack ass

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gantry, gauntry(noun)

    a framework of steel bars raised on side supports to bridge over or around something; can display railway signals above several tracks or can support a traveling crane etc.

Wiktionary

  1. gantry(Noun)

    A framework of steel bars resting on side supports to bridge over or around something.

  2. gantry(Noun)

    A supporting framework for a barrel.

  3. gantry(Noun)

    A gantry crane or gantry scaffold.

  4. gantry(Noun)

    (medical imaging) A cylindrical scanner assembly in the bore of which the response of bodies or tissues to some specific exposure can be detected for 3D-imaging.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gantry(noun)

    see Gauntree

Freebase

  1. Gantry

    Gantry is a musical with a book by Peter Bellwood, lyrics by Fred Tobias, and music by Stanley Lebowsky. Based on the 1927 novel Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis, it tells the story of a womanizing, self-righteous, self-proclaimed preacher who joins forces with a female evangelist to sell religion to small-town America. After 31 previews, the Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Onna White, opened on February 14, 1970 at the George Abbott Theatre, where it closed after one performance. The cast included Robert Shaw, Rita Moreno, Ted Thurston, and Beth Fowler.


Translations for gantry

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gantry(noun)

a bridge-like structure which supports a crane, railway signals etc.

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