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It is more than likely, then, that he will turn to the cantilever.

We project our life forward as we build a cantilever bridge.

Other bridges have since been built, among them a cantilever.

Two things have helped to put up a cantilever across the gulf.

Then he asked me whether it was a suspension bridge or a cantilever.

The forward ends of the poling boards were supported by a cantilever beam.

Over the Niagara gorge also was built one of the first cantilever bridges ever constructed.

The cantilever portion has the appearance of a vast elongated diamond.

The construction of the arched roof is on the plan which engineers know as the cantilever, and not that of the Roman arch.

By government survey we know that the depth of the river between the Falls and the cantilever bridge is two hundred feet.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, probably from cant (n.2) + lever, but earliest form (c.1610) was cantlapper. First element also might be Spanish can "dog," architect's term for an end of timber jutting out of a wall, on which beams rested. Related: Cantilevered.

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