cantilever

[k_ˈa_n_t_aɪ_l_v_ə], [kˈanta͡ɪlvə], [kˈanta‍ɪlvə]

Definitions of cantilever:

  1.   ( 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. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   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. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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. Lord Cantilever is the head of his party. ” – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh
  3. 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
  4. “ There's Mellen, for instance; he's in Chihuahua building a cantilever bridge. ” – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  5. “ " You sure proved yourself one when you planned this little old cantilever – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  6. “ I'd have sworn my cantilever was the only one that could span Michamac Strait. ” – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  7. Every one had heard of the new cantilever bridge in Canada. ” – Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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