- a large bracket or block projecting from a wall to support a balcony, cornice, etc.
- a projecting beam or structure supported at only one end, that is anchored as to a pier or wall
Origin of cantileveras if from cant + -i- + lever, but from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
to support by means of cantilevers
- A projecting structure, such as a beam, that is supported at one end and carries a load at the other end or along its length.
- A member, such as a beam, that projects beyond a fulcrum and is supported by a balancing member or a downward force behind the fulcrum.
- A bracket or block supporting a balcony or cornice.
verbcan·ti·le·vered, can·ti·le·ver·ing, can·ti·le·vers
To construct as or in the manner of a cantilever.
To extend outward as or in the manner of a cantilever.
Origin of cantileverPerhaps cant 1 lever
(third-person singular simple present cantilevers, present participle cantilevering, simple past and past participle cantilevered)
- To project in the manner of a cantilever, or to project (something) by means of a cantilever