Meaning of CANTILEVER in English


[ 'kantɪli:və ]

■ noun a long projecting beam or girder fixed at only one end, used chiefly in bridge construction.

↘a bracket or beam projecting from a wall to support a balcony, cornice, etc.

■ verb [usu. as adjective ~ed ] support by a ~ or ~s.


C17: of unknown origin.

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