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See definition of cantilever on Dictionary.com
  • as inbeam
  • as inbrace
  • as inbracket
  • as inrafter

synonyms for cantilever

  • girder
  • joist
  • piling
  • pillar
  • plank
  • pole
  • shaft
  • sill
  • timber
  • axle
  • balk
  • bolster
  • boom
  • brace
  • column
  • crossbar
  • crosspiece
  • jamb
  • lintel
  • pile
  • post
  • prop
  • rafter
  • scantling
  • spar
  • stanchion
  • stay
  • stringer
  • strip
  • strut
  • stud
  • two-by-four
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How to use cantilever in a sentence

The Red Rock cantilever bridge over the Colorado river, with a centre span of 660 ft.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
The cantilever rests on two river piers 120 ft. apart, centre to centre.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
The great cantilever bridges have been erected in the same way, and they are specially adapted for erection by building out.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
The cantilever and suspended girder types are as economical and free from uncertainty as to the stresses.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
In long-span bridges the cantilever system permits erection by building out, which is economical and sometimes necessary.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Instead of cableways there were great cantilever cranes built of structural steel.
THE PANAMA CANALFREDERIC JENNINGS HASKIN
Young Corliss, then twenty-one years of age, proposed to build a cantilever bridge.
AMERICAN INVENTIONS AND INVENTORSWILLIAM A. MOWRY
At Warburton the roadway has been carried over a high level bridge, on the cantilever principle.
THE RIVERS OF GREAT BRITAIN; RIVERS OF THE SOUTH AND WEST COASTSVARIOUS
He has finally thrown a great cantilever over it, from Manhattan to Long Island.
THE MODERN RAILROADEDWARD HUNGERFORD
In the cantilever, two giant trusses are cunningly balanced upon string supporting towers.
THE MODERN RAILROADEDWARD HUNGERFORD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO CANTILEVER

  • axle
  • balk
  • bolster
  • boom
  • brace
  • cantilever
  • column
  • crossbar
  • crosspiece
  • girder
  • jamb
  • joist
  • lintel
  • pile
  • piling
  • pillar
  • plank
  • pole
  • post
  • prop
  • rafter
  • scantling
  • shaft
  • sill
  • spar
  • stanchion
  • stay
  • stringer
  • strip
  • strut
  • stud
  • timber
  • two-by-four
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.