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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only v. - Construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed.

Usage examples (37)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings
  • The construction of the arched roof is on the plan which engineers know as the cantilever, and not that of the Roman arch.
  • I'd have sworn my cantilever was the only one that could span Michamac Strait. "
  • Moreover the cantilever or ladder must be retracted. for more
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