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A piece of metal or timber supporting the roof of a railway carriage.
- ‘To optimise resistance to shocks, the cantrail / chassis is carried out by both bolting and adhesive bonding.’
- ‘The reinforcement part is a forged aluminum component which is bolted to the cantrail and welded to the door and window posts.’
- ‘Aluminium cantrails are made of extruded aluminium for lightness and anodised to eliminate oxidation.’
- ‘The old cantrail on the fitting side of the coach has been cut in two places to create three shorter sections.’
- ‘Note also the the more pronounced angle in the metal fitted over the cantrails and at the perimeter of the roof.’
Late 19th century: from cant + rail.
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