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Cantilever

noun
1.
Projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only.



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"Cantilever" Quotes from Famous Books



... truss-girders had come into use, and I am inclined to say that, so far as novelty in the principle of girder-construction is concerned, I must confine myself to that combination of principles which is represented by the suspended cantilever, of which the Forth Bridge, only now in course of construction, affords the most notable instance. It is difficult to see how a rigid bridge, with 1,700 foot spans, and with the necessity for so much clear headway below, could have been constructed ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885 • Various



Words linked to "Cantilever" :   jut, stick out, project, protrude, architecture, make, jut out, build, construct, beam



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