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Definition of gantry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gantry

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡæntri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæntri//
 
(pl. gantries)
 
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a tall metal frame that is used to support a crane, road signs, a spacecraft while it is still on the ground, etc. Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a wooden stand for barrels): probably from dialect gawn (contraction of gallon) + tree.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gantry

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