What does cantilever mean?

cantilever meaning in General Dictionary

identical to Cantalever

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  • project as a cantilever
  • projecting horizontal ray fixed at one end only
  • construct with girders and beams in a way that only one end is fixed
  • identical to Cantalever.

cantilever meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1660s, probably from cannot (n.2) + lever, but earliest form (c.1610) was cantlapper. First element also might be Spanish can "dog," designer's term for an-end of wood jutting out-of a wall, by which beams rested. Related: Cantilevered.

Sentence Examples with the word cantilever

The Pasig river is crossed by two modern steel cantilever bridges.

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