balance (def 15).
The economical man has in his savings a balance wheel whose momentum carries him by hard places.
Practical Ethics William DeWitt Hyde
This little country has been called the “balance wheel of the world’s trade.”
Birdseye Views of Far Lands James T. Nichols
The crutch engages with the upper part of the spring, and as the balance wheel swings the pallets are actuated.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5 Various
The balance wheel was going back and forth quietly and faithfully.
Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
Perhaps, even, the bearings of its balance wheel had finally become frozen and had brought it to a stop!
The Year When Stardust Fell Raymond F. Jones
It served as a balance wheel to keep me from flying to pieces.
Memoirs of John R. Young John Young
After the assembling comes the adjusting of the balance wheel and the hair spring.
Makers of Many Things Eva March Tappan
Complete, with balance wheel, it weighed two hundred pounds.
The Air Ship Boys H.L. Sayler
The old clock is prepared for use by removing the hands, balance wheel and escapement so that the wheels will turn freely.
The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 Various
Douglas was the oldest; she seemed to be the balance wheel for the family.
A House Party with the Tucker Twins Nell Speed
a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece, thereby regulating its beat
being in harmonious or proper arrangement or adjustment, proportion, etc. Football. pertaining to or noting an offensive line formation having three linemen on each side of the center. Compare unbalanced (def 5). a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc. something used to produce equilibrium; counterpoise. mental steadiness or emotional stability; […]
- Balanced anesthesia
balanced anesthesia balanced anesthesia bal·anced anesthesia (bāl’ənst) n. A technique of general anesthesia based on the concept that administration of a mixture of small amounts of several neuronal depressants summates the advantages but not the disadvantages of the individual components of the mixture.
- Balanced diet
a diet consisting of the proper quantities and proportions of foods needed to maintain health or growth. Contemporary Examples The short answer is “a balanced diet,” which means foods that are high in protein and low in carbohydrates and fat. 5 Metabolism Myths Debunked Sarah Whitman-Salkin August 24, 2009 Historical Examples Running ten miles a […]
- Balanced fund
a type of open-end investment company that includes bonds and preferred stocks in its portfolio.