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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.
     
grain Tweet Definition of grain Like Definition of grain on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) The harvested seeds of various grass-related food crops eg: wheat, corn, barley.
We stored a thousand tons of for the winter.
  1. (countable) A single seed of grain.
a of wheat
  1. (context, countable, uncountable) The crops from which grain is harvested.
The fields were planted with .
  1. (uncountable) A linear texture of a material or surface.
Cut along the of the wood.
  1. (countable) A single particle of a substance.
a of sand
a of salt
  1. (uncountable) A very small unit of weight, in England equal to 1/480 of an ounce troy, 0.0648 grams or, to be more exact, 64.79891 milligrams. A carat grain or pearl grain is 1/4 carat or 50 milligrams. The old French grain was 1/9216 livre or 53.11 milligrams, and in the mesures usuelles permitted from 1812 to 1839, with the livre redefined as 500 grams, it was 54.25 milligrams.
  2. (materials) a region within a material having a single crystal structure or direction
     
guidance Tweet Definition of guidance Like Definition of guidance on Facebook
noun 
  1. the act or process of guiding
  2. advice or counselling on some topic
  3. any process or system to control the path of a vehicle, missile etc.
     

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