- a rope rove through a single block hung from a mast, funnel, etc., as a means of hoisting workers, tools, flags, or the like.
Origin of gantline
First recorded in 1830–40; variant of girtline
Also called girtline.
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Historical Examples of gantline
I found her already stripped to a gantline though, preparatory to a long stay in port.Voyage of the Liberdade
Captain Joshua Slocum
- nautical a line rove through a sheave for hoisting men or gear
Word Origin for gantline
C19: variant of girtline; see girt 1, line
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