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bascule


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bascule  \Bas"cule\,  n.  [F.,  a  seesaw.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bascule 
  n  :  a  structure  in  which  one  end  is  counterbalanced  by  the  other 
  (as  in  a  bascule  bridge) 




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