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gantline

[gant-lahyn] /ˈgæntˌlaɪn/
noun, Nautical
1.
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
1830-1840
1830-40; variant of girtline
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gantline

/ˈɡæntˌlaɪn; -lɪn/
noun
1.
(nautical) a line rove through a sheave for hoisting men or gear
Word Origin
C19: variant of girtline; see girt1, line
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