gantline

gantline

[gant-lahyn]
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.
Also called girtline.


Origin:
1830–40; variant of girtline

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gantline (ˈɡæntˌlaɪn, -lɪn)
 
n
nautical a line rove through a sheave for hoisting men or gear
 
[C19: variant of girtline; see girt1, line]

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