Definition of gantry in English:
noun (plural gantries)
1A bridgelike overhead structure with a platform supporting equipment such as a crane, railroad signals, lights, or cameras.
- The massive stanchions that had supported the crane gantry rails in the past now support the new steel-framed structures.
- With the gantry crane on site, the new turbine is being unloaded and moved to its foundation.
- The productivity of the terminal is expected to go up substantially once the gantry cranes are refitted by the fourth quarter of 2005.
1.1A movable framework for supporting and servicing a rocket prior to launching.
- It will also be integrated and assembled in the mobile gantry on the launch pad and not in a final assembly building.
- The shuttle launch gantry is equipped with seven 1,200-foot-long sliding wires, each attached to a basket similar to those used for hot-air ballooning.
- Surface wind at the time of the rollback of the gantry surrounding the Boeing Delta II launch vehicle was as high as 36 knots.
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