a device operating like a balance or seesaw, especially an arrangement of a movable bridge (bascule bridge) by which the rising floor or section is counterbalanced by a weight.
The cost has been set down at 65,000, or about one-thirtieth that of a suspension bridge, and one-third that of a bascule bridge.
The Romance of Modern Mechanism Archibald Williams
Also called balance bridge, counterpoise bridge. a bridge with a movable section hinged about a horizontal axis and counterbalanced by a weight Compare drawbridge
a movable roadway forming part of such a bridge: Tower Bridge has two bascules
the bottom support of anything; that on which a thing stands or rests: a metal base for the table. a fundamental principle or groundwork; foundation; basis: the base of needed reforms. the bottom layer or coating, as of makeup or paint. Architecture. the distinctively treated portion of a column or pier below the shaft or […]
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base 64 file format, algorithm A file format using 64 ASCII characters to encode the six bit binary data values 0-63. To convert data to base 64, the first byte is placed in the most significant eight bits of a 24-bit buffer, the next in the middle eight, and the third in the least significant […]
a game of ball between two nine-player teams played usually for nine innings on a field that has as a focal point a diamond-shaped infield with a home plate and three other bases, 90 feet (27 meters) apart, forming a circuit that must be completed by a base runner in order to score, the central […]
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