- The definition of a gantry is a frame or a framework, often used as a platform.
An example of a gantry is a bridge-like structure over train tracks.
- a frame on which barrels can be set horizontally
- a framework that spans a distance, often moving on wheels at each end, used for carrying a traveling crane
- a bridgelike framework over railroad tracks, for supporting signals or for loading
- ☆ a wheeled framework with a crane, platforms at different levels, etc., used for assembling, positioning, and servicing a large rocket at its launching site
Origin of gantryMiddle English gauntre, altered (prob. influenced, influence by tre, tree) ; from Old French gantier, chantier ; from Classical Latin canterius, beast of burden, trellis ; from Classical Greek kanthēlios, a pack ass
- A mount for a crane consisting of a large archlike or bridgelike frame that can be moved, often along a set of tracks.
- A similar spanning frame supporting a group of railway signals over several tracks.
- A massive vertical frame structure used in assembling or servicing a rocket, especially at a launch site.
- A support for a barrel lying on its side.
Origin of gantryMiddle 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.
- A framework of steel bars resting on side supports to bridge over or around something.
- A supporting framework for a barrel.
- (astronautics) A gantry crane or gantry scaffold.
- (medical imaging) 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 Old French chantier (probably via Old Northern French gantier), from Late Latin cantarium, from Latin canterius (“trellis, sort of frame”).