[ 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.

Origin of gantline

First recorded in 1830–40; variant of girtline
Also called girtline. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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


/ (ˈɡæntˌlaɪn, -lɪn) /


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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