Adjective "Gantries" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Gantries


    Definition:

    1. a framework spanning a railroad track or tracks for displaying signals.

    2. any of various spanning frameworks, as a bridgelike portion of certain cranes.

    3. Rocketry. a frame consisting of scaffolds on various levels used to erect vertically launched rockets and spacecraft.

    4. a framelike stand for supporting a barrel or cask.

    Origin:
    gantry

    Examples:

    "hangmans can be gantries."