Naut. a rope passing through an overhead pulley, used as for hoisting gear aloft
Origin of gantlinealtered ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps girtline (; from girt + line)
A rope passed through an overhead pulley, as at the top of a mast, that is used for hoisting.
Origin of gantlinePerhaps alteration of girtline, gantline : girt (variant of girth) + line1.
- (nautical) A line rigged to a mast; -- used in hoisting rigging; a girtline.