identical to Cantalever
- 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.
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.
The Pasig river is crossed by two modern steel cantilever bridges.