Definition of rantle-tree in US English:

rantle-tree

noun

Irish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • A bar of wood or iron fixed horizontally across a chimney, from which the chain or hook for holding cooking pots is hung.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in George Sinclair (d. ?1696), natural philosopher. Apparently from rantle + tree, perhaps after Norwegian regional randa-tre, randar-tre beam or bolt above a fire from which pots were hung.

Pronunciation

rantle-tree

/ˈran(t)(ə)ltriː/