cantaliver
Cantalever Can"ta*lev`er, n. [Cant an external angle + lever a supporter of the roof timber of a house.] [Written also {cantaliver} and {cantilever}.] 1. (Arch.) A bracket to support a balcony, a cornice, or the like. [1913 Webster]

2. (Engin.) A projecting beam, truss, or bridge unsupported at the outer end; one which overhangs. [1913 Webster]

{Cantalever bridge}, a bridge in which the principle of the cantalever is applied. It is usually a trussed bridge, composed of two portions reaching out from opposite banks, and supported near the middle of their own length on piers which they overhang, thus forming cantalevers which meet over the space to be spanned or sustain a third portion, to complete the connection. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cantaliver — Cantaliver, s. Cantilever …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • cantaliver — n. See cantilever …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Cantalever — Can ta*lev er, n. [Cant an external angle + lever a supporter of the roof timber of a house.] [Written also {cantaliver} and {cantilever}.] 1. (Arch.) A bracket to support a balcony, a cornice, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. (Engin.) A projecting …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cantalever bridge — Cantalever Can ta*lev er, n. [Cant an external angle + lever a supporter of the roof timber of a house.] [Written also {cantaliver} and {cantilever}.] 1. (Arch.) A bracket to support a balcony, a cornice, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. (Engin.) A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cantilever — Cantalever Can ta*lev er, n. [Cant an external angle + lever a supporter of the roof timber of a house.] [Written also {cantaliver} and {cantilever}.] 1. (Arch.) A bracket to support a balcony, a cornice, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. (Engin.) A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cantilever — (Cantaliver, engl., spr. känntĭlĭwer, känntǟlĭwer), vorspringender Träger, Ausleger; s. Brücke, S. 479 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • cantalever — /kan tl ee veuhr, ev euhr/, n., v.i., v.t. cantilever. Also, cantaliver /kan tl ee veuhr/. * * * …   Universalium

  • cantilever — /kan tl ee veuhr, ev euhr/, n. 1. any rigid structural member projecting from a vertical support, esp. one in which the projection is great in relation to the depth, so that the upper part is in tension and the lower part in compression. 2.… …   Universalium

  • cantilever — n.; (also cantaliver, cantiliver) Bracket, modillion, projecting beam …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cantalever — /kan tl ee veuhr, ev euhr/, n., v.i., v.t. cantilever. Also, cantaliver /kan tl ee veuhr/ …   Useful english dictionary

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