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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.]
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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]
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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]
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cantilever


Past participle: cantilevered
Gerund: cantilevering

Imperative
cantilever
cantilever
Present
I cantilever
you cantilever
he/she/it cantilevers
we cantilever
you cantilever
they cantilever
Preterite
I cantilevered
you cantilevered
he/she/it cantilevered
we cantilevered
you cantilevered
they cantilevered
Present Continuous
I am cantilevering
you are cantilevering
he/she/it is cantilevering
we are cantilevering
you are cantilevering
they are cantilevering
Present Perfect
I have cantilevered
you have cantilevered
he/she/it has cantilevered
we have cantilevered
you have cantilevered
they have cantilevered
Past Continuous
I was cantilevering
you were cantilevering
he/she/it was cantilevering
we were cantilevering
you were cantilevering
they were cantilevering
Past Perfect
I had cantilevered
you had cantilevered
he/she/it had cantilevered
we had cantilevered
you had cantilevered
they had cantilevered
Future
I will cantilever
you will cantilever
he/she/it will cantilever
we will cantilever
you will cantilever
they will cantilever
Future Perfect
I will have cantilevered
you will have cantilevered
he/she/it will have cantilevered
we will have cantilevered
you will have cantilevered
they will have cantilevered
Future Continuous
I will be cantilevering
you will be cantilevering
he/she/it will be cantilevering
we will be cantilevering
you will be cantilevering
they will be cantilevering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cantilevering
you have been cantilevering
he/she/it has been cantilevering
we have been cantilevering
you have been cantilevering
they have been cantilevering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cantilevering
you will have been cantilevering
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
he/she/it would have cantilevered
we would have cantilevered
you would have cantilevered
they would have cantilevered
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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"
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Translations
konzolakrakorec
Auskragung
캔틸레버

cantilever

[ˈkæntɪliːvəʳ]
A. Nviga f voladiza
B. CPD cantilever bridge Npuente m voladizo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cantilever

[ˈkæntɪliːvər]
ncantilever m
modif [structure] → en porte-à-fauxcantilever bridge npont m cantilever
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cantilever

nAusleger m

cantilever

in cpdsAusleger-;
cantilever bridge
nAuslegerbrücke f
cantilever roof
n (Archit) → Krag- or Auslegerdach nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cantilever

[ˈkæntɪˌliːvəʳ] ntrave f a sbalzo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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This study employed a numerical method (FEM) and the transformed cross section method for the analysis of the stiffness and normal stress of the straight and curved cantilever beams.
The basic functional part of the sensor is micro cantilever immersed into a fluid the viscosity of which is changed due to binding of glucose to con A.
[16] used an electrochemical method to deposit polyaniline on the cantilever surface and detected a deflection on electrochemical oxidation/reduction of the polyaniline film.
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With design and engineering of the post-tensioned cantilever beams completed, the CCL team was on hand to manage their construction on site.
It is noted that the resonance frequency of the reference cantilever (red marker) was almost constant during the measurement.
He intended to make the first flexible cantilever chair with benefits in sitting and stacking.
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