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can·ti·le·ver

 (kăn′tl-ē′vər, -ĕv′ər)
n.
1. A projecting structure, such as a beam, that is supported at one end and carries a load at the other end or along its length.
2. A member, such as a beam, that projects beyond a fulcrum and is supported by a balancing member or a downward force behind the fulcrum.
3. A bracket or block supporting a balcony or cornice.
v. can·ti·le·vered, can·ti·le·ver·ing, can·ti·le·vers
v.tr.
To construct as or in the manner of a cantilever.
v.intr.
To extend outward as or in the manner of a cantilever.

[Perhaps cant + lever.]

cantilever

(ˈkæntɪˌliːvə)
n
1. (Civil Engineering)
a. a beam, girder, or structural framework that is fixed at one end and is free at the other
b. (as modifier): a cantilever wing.
2. (Aeronautics) a wing or tailplane of an aircraft that has no external bracing or support
3. (Civil Engineering) a part of a beam or a structure projecting outwards beyond its support
4. (Building) a part of a beam or a structure projecting outwards beyond its support
vb
5. (Civil Engineering) (tr) to construct (a building member, beam, etc) so that it is fixed at one end only
6. (Civil Engineering) (intr) to project like a cantilever
[C17: perhaps from cant2 + lever]

can•ti•le•ver

(ˈkæn tlˌi vər, -ˌɛv ər)
n.
1. any rigid structural member, esp. one projecting from a vertical support, in which the fixed end is in compression and the free end in tension.
2. any rigid construction extending well beyond its support, used as a structural element of a bridge (can′tilever bridge`), building foundation, dam, etc.
3. a projecting bracket supporting a balcony, cornice, etc.
v.i.
4. to project in the manner of a cantilever.
v.t.
5. to construct with or in the manner of a cantilever.
[1660–70; perhaps cant2 + -i- + lever]

cantilever


Past participle: cantilevered
Gerund: cantilevering

Imperative
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cantilever
Present
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you cantilever
he/she/it cantilevers
we cantilever
you cantilever
they cantilever
Preterite
I cantilevered
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we cantilevered
you cantilevered
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Present Continuous
I am cantilevering
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he/she/it is cantilevering
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you are cantilevering
they are cantilevering
Present Perfect
I have cantilevered
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they have cantilevered
Past Continuous
I was cantilevering
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they were cantilevering
Past Perfect
I had cantilevered
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you had cantilevered
they had cantilevered
Future
I will cantilever
you will cantilever
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Future Perfect
I will have cantilevered
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Future Continuous
I will be cantilevering
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cantilevering
you have been cantilevering
he/she/it has been cantilevering
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you have been cantilevering
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cantilevering
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he/she/it will have been cantilevering
we will have been cantilevering
you will have been cantilevering
they will have been cantilevering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cantilevering
you had been cantilevering
he/she/it had been cantilevering
we had been cantilevering
you had been cantilevering
they had been cantilevering
Conditional
I would cantilever
you would cantilever
he/she/it would cantilever
we would cantilever
you would cantilever
they would cantilever
Past Conditional
I would have cantilevered
you would have cantilevered
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we would have cantilevered
you would have cantilevered
they would have cantilevered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cantilever - projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
Verb1.cantilever - project as a cantilever
jut, jut out, protrude, stick out, project - extend out or project in space; "His sharp nose jutted out"; "A single rock sticks out from the cliff"
2.cantilever - construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed; "Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings"
architecture - the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
Translations
konzolakrakorec
Auskragung
캔틸레버

cantilever

[ˈkæntɪliːvəʳ]
A. Nviga f voladiza
B. CPD cantilever bridge Npuente m voladizo

cantilever

[ˈkæntɪliːvər]
ncantilever m
modif [structure] → en porte-à-fauxcantilever bridge npont m cantilever

cantilever

nAusleger m

cantilever

in cpdsAusleger-;
cantilever bridge
nAuslegerbrücke f
cantilever roof
n (Archit) → Krag- or Auslegerdach nt

cantilever

[ˈkæntɪˌliːvəʳ] ntrave f a sbalzo
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