from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A block or large bracket of stone, metal, or wood, framed into the wall of a building, and projecting from it, to support a molding, a balcony, eaves, etc. Cantalivers serve the same end as modillions and brackets, but are not so regularly applied.
  • n. One of two long brackets or arms projecting toward each other from opposite banks or piers, serving to form a bridge when united directly or by a girder.
  • Formed on the principle of the cantaliver, or with the use of cantalivers.


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