A beam anchored at one end and projecting into space, such as a long bracket projecting from a wall to support a balcony. (noun)
To project in the manner of a cantilever, or to project (something) by means of a cantilever (verb)
Examples of word cantilever
The construction of the arched roof is on the plan which engineers know as the cantilever, and not that of the Roman arch.
They together form what is called a cantilever; if you lay the letter V on its side, the open end will represent roughly the place where the arch and girders start from the tower.
And with the change came the bridging - over period -- the kind of cantilever which hope thrusts out from one side of the bank of the swift-flowing stream of adversity in the belief that somebody on the other side of the chasm will build the other half, and the two form a highway leading to a change of scene and renewed prosperity.
Indeed, during the same period, inconsistencies and difficulties of using standard, "cantilever" approximations were realised and a true elastic solution was obviously needed to settle the controversy.