Bascule meaning

băskyo͝ol
A device or structure, such as a drawbridge, counterbalanced so that when one end is lowered the other is raised.
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A device balanced so that when one end is lowered the other end is raised.
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A counterbalanced structure having one end that rises as the other lowers.
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Origin of bascule

  • French seesaw bas low (from Old French) (from Medieval Latin bassus) cul bottom (from Old French) (from Latin cūlus rump (s)keu- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary