Gantry meaning

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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.

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A mount for a crane consisting of a large archlike or bridgelike frame that can be moved, often along a set of tracks.
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A similar spanning frame supporting a group of railway signals over several tracks.
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A massive vertical frame structure used in assembling or servicing a rocket, especially at a launch site.
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A support for a barrel lying on its side.
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A frame on which barrels can be set horizontally.
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A framework that spans a distance, often moving on wheels at each end, used for carrying a traveling crane.
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A bridgelike framework over railroad tracks, for supporting signals or for loading.
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A wheeled framework with a crane, platforms at different levels, etc., used for assembling, positioning, and servicing a large rocket at its launching site.
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A framework of steel bars resting on side supports to bridge over or around something.
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A supporting framework for a barrel.
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(astronautics) A gantry crane or gantry scaffold.
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(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.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary