a province in N central China. 137,104 sq. mi. (355,099 sq. km).
a province of NW China, between Tibet and Inner Mongolia: mountainous, with desert regions; forms a corridor, the Old Silk Road, much used in early and medieval times for trade with Turkestan, India, and Persia. Capital: Lanzhou. Pop: 26 030 000 (2003 est). Area: 366 500 sq km (141 500 sq miles)
[gan-tl-ohp] /ˈgæn tlˌoʊp/ noun, Archaic. 1. 2 .
[gant-lit, gawnt-] /ˈgænt lɪt, ˈgɔnt-/ noun 1. Railroads. a track construction used in narrow places, in which two parallel tracks converge so that their inner rails cross, run parallel, and diverge again, thus allowing a train to remain on its own track at all times. 2. 2 (defs 1, 2, 4). verb (used with object) […]
[gant-lahyn] /ˈgæntˌlaɪn/ noun, Nautical. 1. a rope rove through a single block hung from a mast, funnel, etc., as a means of hoisting workers, tools, flags, or the like. /ˈɡæntˌlaɪn; -lɪn/ noun 1. (nautical) a line rove through a sheave for hoisting men or gear
[gant-lohp] /ˈgænt loʊp/ noun, Archaic. 1. 2 .