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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
To construct as or in the manner of a cantilever.
To extend outward as or in the manner of a cantilever.
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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
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]
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can•ti•le•ver(ˈkæn tlˌi vər, -ˌɛv ər)
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.
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Past participle: cantilevered
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|Noun||1.||cantilever - projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only|
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
|Verb||1.||cantilever - project as a cantilever|
|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
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n → cantilever m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Ausleger m
cantileverin cpds → Ausleger-;
n → Auslegerbrücke f
n (Archit) → Krag- or Auslegerdach nt
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