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cantilever (kăn´təlēvər), beam supported rigidly at one end to carry a load along the free arm or at the free end. A slanting beam fixed at the base is often used to support the free end, as in a common bracket. The springboard is a simple cantilever beam, and the cantilever design is often used for canopies, balconies, sidewalks outside the trusses of bridges, and large cranes such as those used in shipyards. By the use of cantilever trusses, obstructing columns are eliminated in theaters. The cantilever principle is one of the methods that may be used in constructing a bridge.

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can·ti·le·ver / ˈkantlˌēvər; -ˌevər/ • n. a long projecting beam or girder fixed at only one end, used chiefly in bridge construction. ∎  a long bracket or beam projecting from a wall to support a balcony, cornice, or similar structure. • v. [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (cantilevered) support by a cantilever or cantilevers: a cantilevered deck. ∎  [intr.] project as or like a cantilever: a conveyor cantilevered out over the river.

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cantilever. Horizontal member projecting from a wall, etc., without supports at any point in its entire projection, capable of sustaining loads, and prevented from falling by means of a heavy dead-weight at the other end to the projection, i.e. on the opposite side of its fulcrum. Any bracket, corbel, modillion, or mutule carrying a canopy, cornice, or eaves (for example) is essentially a cantilever.

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A theory of the physical action of ectoplasm during the phenomenon of telekinesis, or the movement of objects without contact or other physical means. The theory was developed by the psychical investigator Dr. W. J. Crawford, who attempted to measure the movement of ectoplasm during his investigations of the Goligher Circle in Belfast, Ireland, between 1917 and 1920.

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cantilever bracket of stone, etc. XVII; projecting support in bridge-building XIX. Earliest forms cantlapper, candilever; of unkn. orig.

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cantilevercadaver, slaver •halva, salver, salvor •balaclava, Bratislava, carver, cassava, Costa Brava, guava, Java, kava, larva, lava, palaver •woodcarver •clever, endeavour (US endeavor), ever, forever, however, howsoever, never, never-never, sever, Trevor, whatever, whatsoever, whenever, whensoever, wheresoever, wherever, whichever, whichsoever, whoever, whomever, whomsoever, whosoever •delver, elver •Denver •Ava, caver, craver, deva, engraver, enslaver, favour (US favor), flavour (US flavor), graver, haver, laver, paver, quaver, raver, saver, savour (US savor), shaver, vena cava, waiver, waver •lifesaver • semiquaver •achiever, beaver, believer, cleaver, deceiver, diva, Eva, fever, Geneva, griever, heaver, leaver, lever, Neva, perceiver, receiver, reiver, reliever, retriever, Shiva, underachiever, viva, weaver, weever •cantilever

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