Gauntree

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gauntree A frame for supporting barrels in a cellar or elsewhere.
    • Gauntree (Engin) A scaffolding or frame carrying a crane or other structure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gauntree A frame made to support a barrel or cask in a horizontal position with the bung uppermost.
    • n gauntree A frame or scaffolding which supports a crane or other structure.
    • n gauntree Also spelled gawntree.
    • n gauntree A form of traveling crane in which two horizontal girders carry the hoisting-crab which is free to travel along them. The girders are supported at. their ends by a braced vertical frame which is borne on wheels at its feet, the wheels running upon a proper track. The traverse of the gauntree as a whole along the rails, and the traverse of the crab at right angles thereto, enable it to command any point in a long rectangular area. See gauntree crane.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chantier, LL. cantarium, fr. L. canterius, trellis, sort of frame

Usage

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Associated words: gauntree, cooper, bilge, stave, hoop, chine.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
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