Meaning of CANTILEVER in English

CANTILEVER

/ ˈkæntɪliːvə(r); NAmE / noun

a long piece of metal or wood that sticks out from a wall to support the end of a bridge or other structure :

a cantilever bridge

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 17th cent.: of unknown origin.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.