steelyard

[n] - a portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with arms of unequal length
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Steelyard

• (n.) A form of balance in which the body to be weighed is suspended from the shorter arm of a lever, which turns on a fulcrum, and a counterpoise is caused to slide upon the longer arm to produce equilibrium, its place upon this arm (which is notched or graduated) indicating the weight; a Roman balance; -- very commonly used also in the plur...
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steelyard

lever scale noun a portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with arms of unequal length
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Steelyard

Steel'yard noun [ So named from a place in London called the Steelyard , which was a yard in which steel was sold.] A form of balance in which the body to be weighed is suspended from the shorter arm of a lever, which turns on a fulcrum, and a counterpoise is caused to slide upon the longer arm to p...
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steelyard

A form of balance in which the body to be weighed is suspended from the shorter arm of a lever, which turns on a fulcrum, and a counterpoise is caused to slide upon the longer arm to produce equilibrium, its place upon this arm (which is notched or graduated) indicating the weight; a Roman balance; very commonly used also in the plural form, steely...
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Steelyard

A steelyard is a portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with two unequal arms. The load to be weighed is suspended from the shorter arm and the bar is returned to the horizontal by adding weights to the longer arm, or moving a counterbalance along the longer, graduated arm.
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steelyard

steelyard: see balance.
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