gauntree definition

  • noun:
    • Archaic kind of gantry.
    • A frame for promoting drums in a cellar or somewhere else.
    • A scaffolding or framework carrying a crane or any other construction.
    • A frame designed to support a barrel or cask in a horizontal position with the bung uppermost.
    • A frame or scaffolding which supports a crane or other construction.
    • Also spelled gawntree.
    • A form of taking a trip crane where two horizontal girders carry the hoisting-crab which can be liberated to travel along all of them.

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