Cantilever

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  • architecture
  1. A horizontal projection, such as a balcony or beam, supported at one end only.
  2. An unsupported overhang acting as a lever, like a flagpole sticking out of the side of a wall.
  • geology
  1. A lever-type beam that is held down at one end, is supported near the middle, and supports a load on the other end. Nichols, 1
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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