Meaning of CANTILEVER in English

CANTILEVER

I. noun Etymology: perhaps from 3cant + -i- + lever Date: 1667 a projecting beam or member supported at only one end: as, a bracket-shaped member supporting a balcony or a cornice, either of the two beams or trusses that project from piers toward each other and that when joined directly or by a suspended connecting member form a span of a ~ bridge, II. verb Date: 1902 transitive verb to support by a ~ , to build as a ~, intransitive verb to project as a ~

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