Gantline definitions

gănt'līn', -lĭn
A rope passed through an overhead pulley, as at the top of a mast, that is used for hoisting.
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A rope passing through an overhead pulley, used as for hoisting gear aloft.
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(nautical) A line rigged to a mast; -- used in hoisting rigging; a girtline.
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Origin of gantline

Perhaps alteration of girtline gantline girt (variant of girth) line