from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mount for a traveling crane consisting of a large archlike or bridgelike frame designed to move along a set of tracks.
- n. A similar spanning frame supporting a group of railway signals over several tracks.
- n. Aerospace A massive vertical frame structure used in assembling or servicing a rocket, especially at a launch site.
- n. A support for a barrel lying on its side.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A framework of steel bars resting on side supports to bridge over or around something.
- n. A supporting framework for a barrel.
- n. A gantry crane or gantry scaffold.
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See gauntree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as gauntree.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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.
Middle English ganter, gauntre, wooden stand for barrels, from Old North French gantier, wooden frame, from Latin canthērius, from Greek kanthēlios, pack ass, from kanthēlia, panniers at the side of a pack-saddle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French chantier, Late Latin cantarium, from Latin canterius trellis, sort of frame. (Wiktionary)