Cantilever

[k_ˈa_n_t_aɪ_l_v_ə], [kˈanta͡ɪlvə], [kˈanta‍ɪlvə]

Definitions of cantilever:

  1.   projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only
  2.   construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed; " Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings"
  3.   project as a cantilever
  4.   Same as Cantalever.
  5.   A bracket or block projecting from the wall of a house, to support a balcony, cornice, etc.; a form of bridge truss, usually supported on a pier, balanced and projecting towards a similar truss on the opposite side of the space bridged, with which it is connected directly or by a girder. Also, cantalever.
  6.   ( arch.) A wooden or iron block projecting from a wall to bear mouldings, balconies, and the like. The principle has been applied in the construction of bridges to support enormous weights.
  7.   construct such that only one end is fixed; as of girders and beams
  8.   A heavy bracket supporting a balcony, or reaching out from a pier, and joining with another to form a bridge.

Usage examples for cantilever:

  1. But I got a letter the time you mention,- a dozen lines or so, with another added, saying that he was in for a whirl at the Michamac cantilever – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  2. “ Alexander, still standing at the end of the river span, saw the lower chord of the cantilever arm give a little, like an elbow bending. ” – Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  3. This canal passes through the centre of the city of Niagara Falls to the cliff just below the first steel cantilever bridge, the power plant and industries making use of its waters are located here at the top of the cliff. ” – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
  4. The train rattled out across the shore span and along the anchor arm of the south cantilever – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  5. Men have invented all manner of bridges: tubular bridges, suspension bridges, cantilever bridges, swing bridges, pontoon bridges, and the bridge called the Russian Bridge, which is intolerable; but they have not been able to do with the bridge what they have done with some other things: they have not been able to destroy it; it is still a bridge, still perilous, and still a triumph. ” – On Something by H. Belloc
  6. Just north of the city the wonderful cantilever bridge, six thousand seven hundred and thirty- eight feet in length and two hundred and twelve feet in height, spans the Hudson. ” – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  7. “ " You sure proved yourself one when you planned this little old cantilever – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  8. The pinnace gave a little squeak from its siren and sped away down the harbour between the two forts, in which the gunners were standing by the new fourteen- inch wire- wound guns, whose long chases were prevented from drooping after continuous discharge by an ingenious application of the principle of the cantilever bridge, invented by the creator of the Ithuriel. ” – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  9. It was hard to believe, as he looked back over it, that the whole great span was incurably disabled, was already as good as condemned, because something was out of line in the lower chord of the cantilever arm. ” – Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  10. “ There's Mellen, for instance; he's in Chihuahua building a cantilever bridge. ” – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  11. Lord Cantilever is the head of his party. ” – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh
  12. But the man who had crawled out on the shore end of the great cantilever bridge over the Ohio, and who had with his own hands practically set the last rebellious steel girder one hundred feet above the water level, had still some resources left. ” – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  13. It is 8296 feet long, 354 feet high, and cost $ 12, 500, 000. It was begun in 1883, and completed in 1890. It is built on the cantilever and central girder system, the principle of which is that of " stable equilibrium," its own weight helping to balance it more firmly in position. ” – Shepp's Photographs of the World by James W. Shepp Daniel B. Shepp
  14. “ I will promise you never to speak to Paul Lessingham again, if you will promise me never to speak to Lord Cantilever again,- or to recognise him if you meet him in the street. ” – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh
  15. “ I'd have sworn my cantilever was the only one that could span Michamac Strait. ” – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  16. Many yards of gap still yawned between its tip and the tip of the sections that strained out to meet it from the end of the north cantilever – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  17. Every one had heard of the new cantilever bridge in Canada. ” – Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  18. It was a spectacular undertaking by reason of its very size, and Bartley realized that, whatever else he might do, he would probably always be known as the engineer who designed the great Moorlock Bridge, the longest cantilever in existence. ” – Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes

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