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Definition of the noun bascule

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noun - plural: bascules

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

Alternative definition of the noun bascule


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


Bascule is the natural round arc a horse's body takes as it goes over a jump. The horse should rise up through its back, stretching its neck forward and down, when it reaches the peak of his jump. Ideally, the withers are the highest point over the fence. This is often described as the horse taking the shape of a dolphin jumping out of the water. Bascule can also refer more generally to the raising of the withers while the horse is in motion.

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Google previewCommon Problems in Acute Care Surgery (2013)

by Laura J. Moore, Krista L. Turner, S. Rob Todd

Cecal bascule is an anteromedial fold...

Google previewNJ Route 52 (1) Causeway Between City of Somers Point, Atlantic County and Ocean City, Cape May County (2002)

Environmental Impact Statement

The bascule is a haunched deck girder with floor beams and a fixed counterweight. The span was rehabilitated in 1988 with new electric systems and controls and a third story added to the concrete operator's house. Despite the updated ...

Google previewBridges of the Oregon Coast (2006)

by Ray Bottenberg

A tied arch is a bridge structure type with arch ribs above roadway level and a double-leaf bascule is a drawbridge type that has two movable sections that hinge at the pier to open upward away from the navigation channel. (Courtesy ODOT.) ...

Google previewAgility Training for You and Your Dog (2008)

From Backyard Fun To High-Performance Training by Ali Canova, Joe Canova, Diane Goodspeed

A good bascule is an important trait for ...

Google previewThe Manual of Bridge Engineering (2000)

by M. J. Ryall, G. A. R. Parke, J. E. Harding

The balance beam trunnion bascule is a popular movable bridge type in the lowlands of Europe (hence the appellation 'Dutch style') and they have been powered by many means. Mechanical drives are located adjacent or inside the pylons ...

Google previewProceedings (1912)

by Pacific northwest society of engineers

The Rail or Strobel Bascule is a combined rolling and SOME TYPES AND h'KATl' RKS ...

Google previewPrinciples and Practice of Surgery for the Colon, Rectum, and Anus, Third Edition (2007)

by Philip H. Gordon, Santhat Nivatvongs

A cecal bascule is an anterior and superior folding of the mobile cecum over the fixed distal ascending colon (Fig. 15). Although tension gangrene may develop, there is no major vessel obstruction. Some authors exclude this condition from ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

A bascule aits as a cantilever under dead load, being balanced on the trunnions, but under live load a single-leaf bascule is a simple span on two supports. Bascules have been built with length of leaf over 200 feet; openings larger than 150 ...

Google previewChambers's encyclopaedia (1901)

a dictionary of universal knowledge

An excellent bascule bridge, erected in 1839, on the North-Eastern Railway, across the river Ouse, gives a clear waterway of 45 feet. The bridge is opened by two men, one at each leaf, in about one minute and a half, and is opened about ...

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

— The original movable bridges which are of any interest from an engineering standpoint are the medieval pivot or trunnion bascule bridges, ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

BASCULE BRIDGE. Bar-share Plow. (Agriculture.) One having a bar extending backward from the point of the share. Used in tending crops, laying out corn-rows , etc. Bar-shear. (Meial-working.) A machine for cutting metallic bars. It consists of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

The prototype of some forms of movable bridges is found in the mediaeval pivot or trunnion bascule bridges, which spanned the moats surrounding fortresses or castles and which, when closed, effectually shut off communication.

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Scrabble value of B3A1S1C3U1L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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