verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- canticle of canticles,
- cantilever bridge,
- cantilever foundation,
Origin of cantilever
Examples from the Web for cantilever
Two support rods and two cantilever springs were needed in place of the one in unidirectional scarificators.
The forward ends of the poling boards were supported by a cantilever beam.The New York Subway|Anonymous
The cantilever and suspended girder types are as economical and free from uncertainty as to the stresses.
At Warburton the roadway has been carried over a high level bridge, on the cantilever principle.
The construction of the arched roof is on the plan which engineers know as the cantilever, and not that of the Roman arch.The North Pole|Robert E. Peary
- a beam, girder, or structural framework that is fixed at one end and is free at the other
- (as modifier)a cantilever wing
Word Origin for cantilever
1660s, probably from cant (n.2) + lever, but earliest form (c.1610) was cantlapper. First element also might be Spanish can "dog," architect's term for an end of timber jutting out of a wall, on which beams rested. Related: Cantilevered.