gantry

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From Old French chantier (probably via Old Northern French gantier), from Late Latin cantarium, from Latin canterius (trellis, sort of frame).

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gantry (plural gantries)

A gantry on the Acosta Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida
  1. A framework of steel bars resting on side supports to bridge over or around something.
  2. A supporting framework for a barrel.
  3. A gantry crane or gantry scaffold.
  4. (medical imaging) A cylindrical scanner assembly in the bore of which the response of bodies or tissues to some specific exposure can be detected for 3D imaging.

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