A line passed through a block near the masthead and used to hoist sails or rigging.
More example sentences
- With no gantline halyard on the Ten, Tom had to go up to the hounds and hook it with a pole and coat hanger.
- Before working, always inspect the rope you will be using - whether it is a lifeline, gantline, or stage rope.
- Crewmembers were working aloft when we recorded this and using those gantlines to hoist tools and materials up to them.
mid 18th century (originally girtline): of unknown origin.