Gantline
Gantline Gant"line`, n. A line rigged to a mast; -- used in hoisting rigging; a girtline. [1913 Webster]

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  • gantline — [gant′līn΄] n. [altered < ? girtline (< GIRT2 + LINE2)] Naut. a rope passing through an overhead pulley, used as for hoisting gear aloft …   English World dictionary

  • gantline — /gant luyn /, n. Naut. 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. [1830 40; var. of GIRTLINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • gantline — noun A line rigged to a mast; used in hoisting rigging; a girtline …   Wiktionary

  • gantline — [ gantlʌɪn] noun Sailing a line passed through a block near the masthead and used to hoist sails or rigging. Origin C18 (orig. girtline): of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • gantline — gant·line …   English syllables

  • gantline — /ˈgæntlaɪn/ (say gantluyn), / lən/ (say luhn) noun Nautical a rope temporarily made fast or rove through a block, as for hoisting rigging on a ship, raising a crew member to the rigging, etc. {alteration of girtline} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gantline — ˈgantˌlīn noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of girtline : a line rove through a block (as at the end of a bowsprit) for hoisting rigging or hanging clothing called also girtline …   Useful english dictionary

  • girtline — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: probably from girt (IV) + line : gantline * * * /gerrt luyn /, n. Naut. gantline. [1760 70; GIRT1 + LINE1] * * * girthˈline or girtˈline …   Useful english dictionary

  • Girtline — Girt line , n. (Naut.) A gantline. [1913 Webster] {Hammock girtline}, a line rigged for hanging out hammocks to dry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hammock girtline — Girtline Girt line , n. (Naut.) A gantline. [1913 Webster] {Hammock girtline}, a line rigged for hanging out hammocks to dry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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