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



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 Originlate Middle English (denoting a wooden stand for barrels): probably from dialect gawn (contraction of gallon) + tree.
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