An example of a gantry is a bridge-like structure over train tracks.
Origin of gantry
- 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
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French chantier (probably via Old Northern French gantier), from Late Latin cantarium, from Latin canterius (“trellis, sort of frame”).