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gantline

[ gant-lahyn ]
/ ˈgæntˌlaɪn /
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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.

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Also called girtline.

Origin of gantline

First recorded in 1830–40; variant of girtline
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Example sentences from the Web for gantline

  • 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

gantline
/ (ˈɡæntˌlaɪn, -lɪn) /

noun

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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