gantry gantry  /ˈɡæn tri/


  • (n) a framework of steel bars raised on side supports to bridge over or around something; can display railway signals above several tracks or can support a traveling crane etc.


  1. A gantry crane would make an interesting gate, a crumbling water tower could become the base of a lighted beacon.
  2. A greenish-colored gantry has been brought from White Sands Proving Ground to support the pencil-thin vehicle before it roars off toward space.
  3. The gantry crane had been wheeled away; the rocket stood slim and alone.


  1. Port of Houston Orders Ship-to-Shore Cranes, RTGs

    Konecranes has received a $56 million order from the Port of Houston Authority for four super-post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes and three rubber-tire gantry cranes.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Journal of Commerce Online

  2. Tour de Farce in Corsica

    The opening stage of the Tour de France in Corsica Saturday descended into chaos after a team bus became trapped under the finishing gantry in Bastia. As organizers desperately tried to free the bus, the 213km leg from Porto-Vecchio was initially shor...
    on June 30, 2013     Source: KITV Honolulu

  3. Tour de France: Orica-GreenEdge DS Matt White explains team bus mishap

    Team bus had come in after finish gantry had been lowered to stage finish position
    on June 29, 2013     Source: VeloNation


  1. "I know that if I had played Elmer Gantry, I would have been more of a movie name," Hingle told The New York Times in 1997. "But I'm sure I would not have done as many plays as I've done. I had exactly the kind of career I had hoped for."
    on Jan 4, 2009 By: Pat Hingle Source: Winston-Salem Journal

  2. "The mobile gantry should have been integrated now, meaning that the first launch of Soyuz from French Guiana will take place now in the first weeks of 2010 instead of the end of 2009," Dordain said.
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Jean-Jacques Dordain Source: AFP

  3. "The opening of this new 6-acre portion of Gantry Plaza State Park is another significant step towards the transformation of Long Island City," said Governor David A. Paterson. "Through the revitalization of the Queens West waterfront we are...
    on Jul 1, 2009 By: David Paterson Source: ReadMedia (press release)

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