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Definition of a projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only
  • Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings.
  • A deep depression in the middle, partially filled with water, was ringed by concave slopes that cantilevered dangerously over the water.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • Living-quarters often were cantilevered out from precipices, or hung on heavy chains that had been carried up by teams of mountaineers.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • A massive cantilevered glass ceiling opened onto a view of the night sky.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • In Europe the nuns wear bonnets like cantilevered beach houses.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • You crossed an endless, rickety cantilever bridge after pausing on the Virginia bank to pay a one-dollar toll.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Gravity reached its tentacles out and grabbed the silver cylinder with its cantilevered wings.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The bars of the E were cantilevered on stilts out over a steep canyon, so if I looked out a window, I felt like I was floating.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • I richly enjoyed the men's john at the Maple Court, where, cantilevered slightly forward over the urinal, I could brood over the plashing clear stream while Guy Lombardo or Sammy Kaye or Shep Fields or some other glutinously innocuous band rumbled faintly from the jukebox beyond the walls.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • He had the knack of making the kindliness of his smile add to, not detract from his solemn appearance of dignity; his long, thin, hooked nose did detract from the kindliness, but it added to the dignity; his stomach, cantilevered over his legs, did detract from the dignity, but it added to the kindliness.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Her left hand twitched slightly as it hung in the air, cantilevered by foothills of rolled fat.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He was familiar with the tectonics of cantilevered mammary-gland support devices by now, and anyway he found Ramona's new matronly air repellent.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Oryx and Crake
  • My mother grew up at the ocean's edge, in sight of the ancient Chinese fishing nets cantilevered from long bamboo poles and dangling over the water like giant cobwebs.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • At the steps of the Missing outpatient department the bougainvillea was in full bloom, concealing the pillars of the carport so that the roof appeared to be cantilevered.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Attaching it as close as he could to the wall of the billboard platform, about twenty feet in front of us, minimized the cantilever force that would try and rip the billboard from the wall of the building.
    Matthew Mather  --  Cyberstorm
  • Their pace quickened, and he felt as though he were flying along with his feet off the ground as they trotted in resolute cadence up the wide marble staircase to the upper landing, where still two more inscrutable military policemen with hard faces were waiting to lead them all at an even faster pace down the long, cantilevered balcony overhanging the immense lobby.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • It was Roark's house, but its walls were now of red brick, its windows were cut to conventional size and equipped with green shutters, two of its projecting wings were omitted, the great cantilevered terrace over the sea was replaced by a little wrought-iron balcony, and the house was provided with an entrance of Ionic columns supporting a broken pediment, and with a little spire supporting a weather vane.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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