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gantry crane[′gan·trē ‚krān]
A bridgelike hoisting machine having fixed supports or arranged for running along tracks on ground level.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a crane mounted on rigid supports (gantries) in the form of a bridge that moves along rails. They are used mainly for serving open warehouse areas with a large volume of work.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
A revolving crane, positioned atop a movable pedestal that travels along tracks; can reach a more extensive area of a construction site than a stationary crane of similar size.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A large crane mounted on a platform that usually runs back and forth on parallel tracks astride the work area. Often shortened to gantry.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved