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steelyard

steel·yard

 (stēl′yärd′)
n.
A balance consisting of a scaled arm suspended off center, a hook at the shorter end on which to hang the object being weighed, and a counterbalance at the longer end that can be moved to find the weight.

[steel + yard, rod.]

steelyard

(ˈstiːlˌjɑːd)
n
(General Engineering) a portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with two unequal arms. The load is suspended from the shorter one and the bar is returned to the horizontal by adding weights to the longer one
[C17: from steel + yard1 (in the archaic sense: a rod or pole)]

steel•yard

(ˈstilˌyɑrd, ˈstɪl yərd)

n.
a portable balance with two unequal arms, the longer one having a movable counterpoise and the shorter one bearing a hook or the like for holding the object to be weighed.
[1630–40; appar. steel + yard1 (in sense “rod”)]

Steelyard

A weighing scale in which the object to be weighed was suspended near the end of the shorter arm of a straight pivoted beam and a light counterbalancing weight (Poise) moved along the longer arm until the beam was balanced. Also, see Cotton scale.
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Noun1.Steelyard - a portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with arms of unequal lengthsteelyard - a portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with arms of unequal length
balance - a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
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steelyard

[ˈstiːljɑːd] Nromana f

steelyard

nHandwaage f

steelyard

[ˈstiːlˌjɑːd] nstadera
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