a portable balance with two unequal arms, the longer one having a movable counterpoise and the shorter one bearing a hook or the like for holding the object to be weighed.
a portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with two unequal arms. The load is suspended from the shorter one and the bar is returned to the horizontal by adding weights to the longer one
noun 1. Jan [yahn] /yɑn/ (Show IPA), 1626–79, Dutch painter. noun 1. Jan (jɑn). 1626–79, Dutch genre painter noun (South African) 1. (in South Africa) the white grape variety known elsewhere as Chenin Blanc 2. any of the white wines made from this grape
noun, plural steenboks (especially collectively) steenbok. 1. a small antelope, Raphicerus campestris, of grassy areas of eastern and southern Africa. noun (pl) -boks, -bok 1. a small antelope, Raphicerus campestris, of central and southern Africa, having a reddish-brown coat and straight smooth horns Also called steinbok
noun 1. (South African) a variety of sea bream, Lithognathos lithognathos, valued as a food fish in South Africa
adjective, steeper, steepest. 1. having an almost vertical slope or pitch, or a relatively high gradient, as a hill, an ascent, stairs, etc. 2. (of a price or amount) unduly high; exorbitant: Those prices are too steep for me. 3. extreme or incredible, as a statement or story. 4. high or lofty. noun 5. a […]