Gantline definition

găntlīn, -lĭn
A rope passed through an overhead pulley, as at the top of a mast, that is used for hoisting.
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(naut.) 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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gantline
Plural:
gantlines

Origin of gantline

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition