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cantilever

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Construction
cantilevercan‧ti‧le‧ver /ˈkæntəliːvə $ -tl-iːvər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TBCa long piece of metal or wood that sticks out from an upright post or wall and supports a shelf, the end of a bridge etccantilevered adjective 🔊 a cantilevered staircase
Examples from the Corpus
cantileverYou are going to make a model of a special kind of bridge called a cantilever bridge.Of all-metal construction, the Firefly F.I was a cantilever low-wing monoplane with an alclad-covered monocoque fuselage.With a hardened aluminium cantilever and parabolic diamond stylus profile it retails for £1,350.Balance existed to tilt off, floors to leap up from and air to fall or cantilever through.Sixteen were mounted on Peckham cantilever trucks and nineteen on Brill 21E trucks indiscriminately.You crossed an endless, rickety cantilever bridge after pausing on the Virginia bank to pay a one-dollar toll.The seventy-one-year-old steel cantilever span narrows down to two lanes as it crosses a channel that connects the Gulf to the Mississippi.In the early planning stages, the sheet piles were designed to cantilever only.
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