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gantry Tweet Definition of gantry Like Definition of gantry on Facebook
noun 
  1. In railroad terms, a framework of steel bars on side supports to bridge over or around something.
     
gauge Tweet Definition of gauge Like Definition of gauge on Facebook
noun 
  1. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard; an act of measuring.
    • 2007. Zerzan, John. Silence. p. 2.
    • : The record of philosophy vis-í -vis silence is generally dismal, as good a as any to its overall failure.
      1. Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.
      2. The distance between the rails of a railway.
      3. (context, mathematics, analysis) A semi-norm; a function that assigns a non-negative size to all vectors in a vector space.
     
gondola Tweet Definition of gondola Like Definition of gondola on Facebook
noun 
  1. (Venice) A small long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, propelled with a single oar.
  2. An enclosed car attached to a cable mechanically lifted up the side of a mountain; an enclosed ski-lift.
  3. A type of train-car with short sides, open on top.
  4. The car of a hot-air balloon or zeppelin.
     
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noun (plural grade crossings)
  1. (context, primarily, US) An at-grade crossing between a railroad line and an ordinary road, with tracks and road at the same level.
     

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