Definition of Bascule

1. Noun. A structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other (on the principle of the seesaw).

Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure

Definition of Bascule

1. n. In mechanics, an apparatus on the principle of the seesaw, in which one end rises as the other falls.

Definition of Bascule

1. Noun. a counterbalanced structure having one end that rises as the other lowers ¹

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Definition of Bascule

1. a type of seesaw [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bascule

1. In mechanics an apparatus on the principle of the seesaw, in which one end rises as the other falls. Bascule bridge, a counterpoise or balanced drawbridge, which is opened by sinking the counterpoise and thus lifting the footway into the air. Origin: F, a seesaw. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bascule

basaltic magma
bascule (current term)
bascule bridge
base-pair breathing
base analogue
base ball
base character
base characters

Literary usage of Bascule

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1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"A Heavy Strauss bascule Bridge. Illustrated description of the double-track, single-leaf bascule over the Chicago River for the C. & NW Ry. 600 w. ..."

2. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"CHAPTER XXX bascule BRIDGES THE modern bascule span has for its prototype the drawbridge of the mediaeval castle. In ancient times it served a double ..."

3. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"11 plan Eng M ïù: 704-10 О 9 '13 Recent types of railway bascule bridges. ... 11 Ry & Eng R 53:236-8 Mr 16 '13 Ball rolling bascule bridge at Portland, Ore. ..."

4. The Theory of Structures by Charles Milton Spofford (1915)
"bascule Bridges. (Bridges which revolve vertically about one end.) 3. ... Stresses in bascule Bridges. bascule bridges may consist of one leaf which when ..."

5. Economics of Bridgework: A Sequel to Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1921)
"Double-leaf bascule unfit for railway bridges.—Heel trunnion bascule ... Trunnion type of bascule.—Waddell and Harrington axle details. ..."

6. Traité D'analyse Des Matières Agricoles by Louis Grandeau (1883)
"... autant que possible, la moyenne du lot, on peut recourir à l'une des méthodes suivantes, et particulièrement à l'emploi de la bascule de Reimann, ..."

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