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Topic: CONSTRUCTION

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Perhaps from CANT13 + lever

cantilever

noun
     
can‧ti‧le‧ver [countable]
TBC a long piece of metal or wood that sticks out from an upright post or wall and supports a shelf, the end of a bridge etc
cantilevered adjective:
a cantilevered staircase
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