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cantilever

can·ti·lev·er

cantilever

 
pronunciation:
kaen t li vr [or] kaen t le vr
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rigid structural member, as of a bridge, fastened at or near one of its ends to a vertical support and projecting horizontally, usu. a great length, from it.
definition 2: in architecture, a long, low bracket used to support a balcony or cornice.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cantilevered, cantilevering, cantilevers
definition: to project or extend outward like a cantilever.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to build or extend (a structural element) as a cantilever.
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