Log that is squared on two or more sides and to be sawn further. Ordinarily, cants are intended for researing at right angles to their widest sawn face. A log is first debarked then the rounded slab or outside portion of the log is cut off by the sawyer.
Log that is squared on two or more sides and to be sawn further. A log is first debarked then the rounded slab or outside portion of the log is cut off by the sawyer. The remaining square or rectangular portion of the log is called a cant. Lumber is cut from the cant. The more pieces of lumber cut, the more sawdust (waste byproduct ) is produced, reducing the log yield of marktable board feet.
A term used to describe the angle at which either foot is positioned medial or lateral from a vertical axis. In other words, how much angle beneath your feet from side to side bends your knees together or apart.
Cant (or Canted) is the architectural term describing part, or segment, of a facade which is at an angle to another part of the same facade. Generally the angle is less acute than a right angle enabling the canted facade to be viewed as, and remain, one composition.
Amount by which one rail of a curved track is raised above the other. Cant is 'positive' when the outer rail is higher than the inner rail and 'negative' when the inner rail is higher than the outer. Also known as "super elevation".
Curved track usually has the outer rail raised slightly above the inner one (superelevated) to tilt the centre of gravity of the train inwards. This reduces the lateral forces experienced by passengers and improves the stability of the train when passing through curves at speed. See Cant (Superelevation)
The cant of a road (sometimes referred to as camber) or railway (also referred to as superelevation) is the difference in elevation of the two edges; a cant which is not equal to zero results in a banked turn, allowing vehicles traveling through the turn to go at higher speeds than would normally be possible.
a segment of one of the rings which form the rim of a water wheel or wooden gear wheel. In a water wheel the cant is the piece that has the mortise cut into it to hold the ends of the water wheel float or bucket.