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CANTILEVER (a word of doubtful origin...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 217 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CANTILEVER (a word of doubtful origin, probably derived from " lever," in its ordinary meaning, and " cant," an angle or edge, or else from modern Lat. quanta libra, of what weight), a building term for a stone, iron or wooden bracket, considerably greater in length than depth, used to support a gallery, &c.; and for a system of bridge-building (see BRIDGES).
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