any rigid structural member projecting from a vertical support, especially 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.
Building Trades, Civil Engineering. any rigid construction extending horizontally well beyond its vertical support, used as a structural element of a bridge (cantilever bridge) building foundation, etc.
Aeronautics. a form of wing construction in which no external bracing is used.
Architecture. a bracket for supporting a balcony, cornice, etc.
to project in the manner of a cantilever.
to construct in the manner of a cantilever.
a beam, girder, or structural framework that is fixed at one end and is free at the other
(as modifier): a cantilever wing
a wing or tailplane of an aircraft that has no external bracing or support
a part of a beam or a structure projecting outwards beyond its support
(transitive) to construct (a building member, beam, etc) so that it is fixed at one end only
(intransitive) to project like a cantilever
A projecting structure, such as a beam, that is supported at one end and that carries a load at the other end or along its length. Cantilevers are important structures in the design of bridges and cranes.
a variety of melon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis, of the gourd family, having a hard scaly or warty rind, grown in Europe, Asia, and the United States. a muskmelon having a reticulated rind and pale-orange flesh. Historical Examples Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences Blue-grass and Broadway Maria […]
disagreeable to deal with; contentious; peevish: a cantankerous, argumentative man. Contemporary Examples The Stacks: John Schulian’s Classic Profile of Newspaper Columnist Mike Royko John Schulian January 4, 2014 Rand Paul and Ron Wyden, Drone Odd-Couple Eli Lake February 25, 2013 The Case for Cardinal Sean O’Malley Christopher Dickey March 11, 2013 The Smartest Book About […]
disagreeable to deal with; contentious; peevish: a cantankerous, argumentative man. Historical Examples My Friend the Chauffeur C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson The Calico Cat Charles Miner Thompson Benign Stupors August Hoch Benign Stupors August Hoch In Pastures Green Peter McArthur His Majesty Baby and Some Common People Ian MacLaren adjective quarrelsome; irascible adj.
a poem consisting of four-line stanzas, each line having eight syllables. Historical Examples A Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama 1497-1499 Unknown Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products William Bevan Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2 James Richardson Modern Spanish Lyrics Various