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gan•try



Pronunciation: (gan'trē), [key]
n.,
pl. -tries.

1. a framework spanning a railroad track or tracks for displaying signals.
2. any of various spanning frameworks, as a bridgelike portion of certain cranes.
3. Rocketry.a frame consisting of scaffolds on various levels used to erect vertically launched rockets and spacecraft.
4. a framelike stand for supporting a barrel or cask. Also,gauntry.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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