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Definition of Bascule

Bascule
Bascule Bas"cule, n. [F., a seesaw.] In mechanics an apparatus on the principle of the seesaw, in which one end rises as the other falls. Bascule bridge, a counterpoise or balanced drawbridge, which is opened by sinking the counterpoise and thus lifting the footway into the air.

Meaning of Bascule from wikipedia

- A bascule bridge (also referred to as a drawbridge or a lifting bridge) is a moveable bridge with a counterweight that continuously balances a span, or...
- 1938) was an American structural engineer who revolutionized the design of bascule bridges. He was the chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge, a suspension...
- Bascule may refer to: Bascule bridge, a moveable bridge with a counterweight that continuously balances the span in providing clearance for boat traffic...
- Bascule /ˈbæskjuːl/ 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...
- Cecal bascule is a cause of large bowel obstruction where there is folding of the ce**** anteriorly over the ascending colon. It is one of two types of...
- A list of bascule bridges by country: Birkenhead Bridge carries traffic across the Port River at Port Adelaide Tom 'Diver' Derrick Bridge - Port Adelaide...
- The Mystic River Bascule Bridge is a bascule bridge spanning the Mystic River in Mystic, Connecticut in the United States. It carries vehicle and foot...
- Variations: flap gate fish-belly flap gates Bascule gates Pelican gates A US Army Corps of Engineers hinged bascule crest gate during installation Fish belly...
- word drawbridge commonly refers to all types of moveable bridges, such as bascule bridges, vertical-lift bridges and swing bridges, but this article concerns...
- vertical lift offers several benefits over other movable bridges such as the bascule and swing-span bridges. Generally speaking they cost less to build for...