noun, plural gan·tries.
Origin of gantry
Examples from the Web for gantry
A yell would stop Dr. Bernais, and the gantry would be wheeled back into place.The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
The gantry platform was just clanging to the ground, unloading three technicians and a Four-bar Electronics Engineer.Star Surgeon|Alan Nourse
Gantry seems to think that the railroads—or his railroad, at least—are persecuted.
The trolley car dropped him within a square of the railway station, on the second floor of which Gantry had his business office.
But on a day shortly after the meeting with Gantry in Ophir this desultory programme was broken.
noun plural -tries
- the area behind a bar where bottles, esp spirit bottles mounted in optics, are kept for use or display
- the range or quality of the spirits on viewthis pub's got a good gantry
Word Origin for gantry
1570s, originally "four-footed stand for a barrel," probably from Old North French gantier (Old French chantier, 13c., "store-room, stock-room"), from Latin cantherius "rafter, frame," also "a gelding," from Greek kanthelios "pack ass," related to kanthelion "rafter," of unknown origin. The connecting notion in all this seems to be framework for carrying things. Meaning "frame for a crane, etc." is from 1810. Railway signal sense attested by 1889.