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 for Cantalever
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cantalever \Can"ta*lev`er\, n. [Cant an external angle + lever a
     supporter of the roof timber of a house.] [Written also
     cantaliver and cantilever.]
     1. (Arch.) A bracket to support a balcony, a cornice, or the
        like.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Engin.) A projecting beam, truss, or bridge unsupported
        at the outer end; one which overhangs.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Cantalever bridge, a bridge in which the principle of the
        cantalever is applied. It is usually a trussed bridge,
        composed of two portions reaching out from opposite banks,
        and supported near the middle of their own length on piers
        which they overhang, thus forming cantalevers which meet
        over the space to be spanned or sustain a third portion,
        to complete the connection.
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