Definition of Cantilever

1. Noun. Projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only.

Generic synonyms: Beam



2. Verb. Project as a cantilever.
Generic synonyms: Jut, Jut Out, Project, Protrude, Stick Out

3. Verb. Construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed. "Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings"
Category relationships: Architecture
Generic synonyms: Build, Construct, Make

Definition of Cantilever

1. n. Same as Cantalever.

Definition of Cantilever

1. Noun. (architecture) A beam anchored at one end and projecting into space, such as a long bracket projecting from a wall to support a balcony. ¹

2. Verb. To project in the manner of a cantilever, or to project (something) by means of a cantilever ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cantilever

1. [v -LEVERED, -LEVERING, -LEVERS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cantilever

cantic
canticle
cantico
canticoed
canticos
canticoy
canticoys
canticum
canticums
cantier
cantiest
cantiga
cantigas
cantilena
cantilenas
cantilever (current term)
cantilever beam
cantilever bridge
cantilevered
cantilevering
cantilevers
cantillate
cantillated
cantillates
cantillating
cantillation
cantillations
cantina
cantinas
cantiness

Literary usage of Cantilever

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Strength of Materials by James Ellsworth Boyd (1911)
"A wooden cantilever 6 inches square and 10 feet long is deflected 0.64 inch ... A cantilever beam 8 feet 4 inches long is deflected 0.2 inch at the end by a ..."

2. The Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures, Designed for the Use of by John Butler Johnson, Charles Walter Bryan, Frederick Eugene Turneaure, William Spaulding Kinne (1916)
"cantilever Bridges.—Where it is impossible or undesirable to construct false work in the stream, the cantilever method of erection is usually employed, ..."

3. A Text-book on Roofs and Bridges by Mansfield Merriman, Henry Sylvester Jacoby (1907)
"The word " cantilever " originally meant a projecting arm or bracket. A cantilever beam is a beam horizontally fixed at one end and without support at the ..."

4. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"The conditions which generally call for cantilever construction are deep gorges to be crossed by single spans, and the impracticability of using falsework ..."

5. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"cantilever Construction.—Eccentric or wide footings with the walls carried ... This simply means placing a cantilever from the outer column base to one of ..."

6. The Theory of Structures by Charles Milton Spofford (1915)
"The arch and cantilever may be either determinate or indeterminate, ... cantilever Bridges Described. In the construction of cantilever bridges, ..."

7. The Design and Construction of Metallic Bridges by William Hubert Burr, Myron Samuel Falk (1905)
"The cantilever bridge is generally considered to belong to a very old type, ... The first real cantilever in this country was designed and built by Mr. C. ..."

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