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.
to chant; intone. Historical Examples Unwritten Literature of Hawaii Nathaniel Bright Emerson Unwritten Literature of Hawaii Nathaniel Bright Emerson Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows noun the traditional notation representing the various traditional Jewish melodies to which scriptural passages are chanted chanting or intonation verb to chant (passages of the Hebrew Scriptures) according to […]
Richard [ree-shar;; English rich-erd] /riˈʃar;; English ˈrɪtʃ ərd/ (Show IPA), c1680–1734, French economist, born in Ireland. Contemporary Examples Wine Snobs, There’s a Beer for You Jordan Salcito April 4, 2014 Historical Examples Yule Logs Various Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Adam Smith The Place […]
a saloon; bar. Historical Examples Diplomatic Days Edith O’Shaughnessy Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches Edwin Eastman When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches Edwin Eastman Partners of Chance Henry Herbert Knibbs The Broncho Rider Boys with Funston at Vera Cruz Frank Fowler Diplomatic […]
affectedly or hypocritically pious or righteous: a canting social reformer. insincere, especially conventional expressions of enthusiasm for high ideals, goodness, or piety. the private language of the underworld. the phraseology peculiar to a particular class, party, profession, etc.: the cant of the fashion industry. whining or singsong speech, especially of beggars. to talk hypocritically. to […]