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[gant-lahyn] /ˈgæntˌlaɪn/
noun, Nautical.
a rope rove through a single block hung from a mast, funnel, etc., as a means of hoisting workers, tools, flags, or the like.
Also called girtline.
Origin of gantline
First recorded in 1830-40; variant of girtline Unabridged
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  • I found her already stripped to a gantline though, preparatory to a long stay in port.

    Voyage of the Liberdade Captain Joshua Slocum
British Dictionary definitions for gantline


/ˈɡæntˌlaɪn; -lɪn/
(nautical) a line rove through a sheave for hoisting men or gear
Word Origin
C19: variant of girtline; see girt1, line
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