noun, plural gan·tries.
Origin of gantry
Related Words for gantrytable, support, booth, platform, station, counter, rank, dais, stall, place, board, frame, grandstand, rack, bracket, gantry, staging
Examples from the Web for gantry
Historical Examples of gantry
Gantry was astonished and he admitted it in exclamatory phrase.
"You hoped it was only a young woman's fad—which it probably is," Gantry cut in.
Gantry seems to think that the railroads—or his railroad, at least—are persecuted.
This time Gantry's smile was a grin of complete intelligence.
"You say it's enough for you; it won't be enough for Mr. McVickar," Gantry interposed.
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.