gantry

gantry
[[t]gæ̱ntri[/t]]
gantries
N-COUNT
A gantry is a high metal structure that supports a set of road signs, railway signals, or other equipment.

On top of the gantry the American flag flew.

...the lighting gantries.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Gantry — may refer to:*Gantry crane, a crane having a hoist fitted in a trolley for horizontal movement *Gantry (rocketry), the frame which encloses and services a rocket at its launch pad *Gantry (road sign), an overhead assembly on which highway signs… …   Wikipedia

  • Gantry — bezeichnet: die englische Bezeichnung für eine maschinenbautechnische Anordnung, bei der eine Brücke auf zwei Stützen fahrbar angeordnet ist, etwa beim Portalkran ein spezielles Bewegungssystem einer geometrischen Achse einer Werkzeugmaschine,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gantry — Gan try, n. See {Gauntree}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gantry — 1570s, originally four footed stand for a barrel, probably from O.N.Fr. gantier (O.Fr. chantier, 13c., store room, stock room ), from L. cantherius rafter, frame, also a gelding, from Gk. kanthelios pack ass, related to kanthelion rafter, of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • gantry — is spelt in this way when it refers to any of various structures supporting a crane, set of railway signals, space rocket, etc. In the meaning ‘a wooden stand for barrels’, it is also spelt gauntry and pronounced gawn tri …   Modern English usage

  • gantry — ► NOUN (pl. gantries) ▪ a bridge like overhead structure supporting equipment such as a crane or railway signals. ORIGIN originally denoting a wooden stand for barrels: probably from GALLON(Cf. ↑gallon) + TREE(Cf. ↑treeless) …   English terms dictionary

  • gantry — [gan′trē] n. pl. gantries [ME gauntre, altered (prob. infl. by tre, TREE) < OFr gantier, chantier < L canterius, beast of burden, trellis < Gr kanthēlios, a pack ass] 1. a frame on which barrels can be set horizontally 2. a framework… …   English World dictionary

  • gantry — A frame structure that spans over something, such as an elevated platform that runs astride a work area, supported by wheels on each side. The term is short for gantry crane or gantry scaffold …   Aviation dictionary

  • gantry — UK [ˈɡæntrɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms gantry : singular gantry plural gantries 1) a large tall metal structure used for supporting lights, signals etc, or for moving heavy equipment on tracks 2) a large structure that is used to build and …   English dictionary

  • Gantry Plaza State Park — is a state park on the East River in the Hunter s Point section of Long Island City, in the New York City borough of Queens. The convert|2.5|acre|m2|sing=on park is a former dock facility and includes restored gantry cranes used from the middle… …   Wikipedia

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