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Opponent splitting bright beam (10)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

cantilever

Here is my best explanation:

'beam' is the definition.

(cantilever is a kind of beam)

'opponent splitting bright' is the subsidiary indication.

'opponent' becomes 'anti' (I've seen this before).

'splitting' is an insertion indicator.

'bright' becomes 'clever' (I've seen this before**).

'anti' placed within 'clever' is 'cantilever'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for cantilever that I've seen before include "bridge design", "Beam supported at only one end", "Beam fixed at one end", "Support", "Projecting beam fixed at one end", "support at one end" and "Projecting mass".)

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