Meaning of CANTILEVER in English

CANTILEVER

n. & v.

--n.

1. a long bracket or beam etc. projecting from a wall to support a balcony etc.

2 a beam or girder fixed at only one end.

--v.intr.

1. project as a cantilever.

2 be supported by cantilevers.

Phrases and idioms:

cantilever bridge a bridge made of cantilevers projecting from the piers and connected by girders.

Etymology: 17th c.: orig. unkn.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.