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gantry

, gauntry
1. a bridgelike framework used to support a travelling crane, signals over a railway track, etc.
2. the framework tower used to attend to a large rocket on its launching pad
3. a supporting framework for a barrel or cask
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Gantry

 

in engineering, a load-bearing Π-shaped structure consisting of two side posts, or legs, or four posts interconnected in pairs and a top girder or frame. It is a component of such machines as the gantry-type traveling crane or gantry machine tools. Gantries are used to maintain the working element of a machine or other assembly at a constant elevation. They may be fixed or may move along guide tracks or rails.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

gantry

[′gan·trē]
(engineering)
A frame erected on side supports so as to span an area and support and hoist machinery and heavy materials.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gantry

A framework, usually of heavy timbers, to support building equipment or to provide a working platform.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gantry

A frame structure that spans over something, such as an elevated platform that runs astride a work area, supported by wheels on each side. The term is short for gantry crane or gantry scaffold.
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