can·ti·le·ver (kăntl-ē′vər, -ĕv′ər)
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. A bracket or block supporting a balcony or cornice.
v. can·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.
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