Meaning of gantry

gan•try

Pronunciation: (gan'trē), [key]
— pl. -tries.
  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. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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