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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other (on the principle of the seesaw).

Usage examples (37)
  • The northern bascule bridge was built in 1972, parallel to the swing bridge.
  • But if you look at it, it's not a so-called bascule bridge.
  • It’s called a bascule, and it lifts like a kind of gigantic one-sided see-saw.
  • A bascule bridge is based on the French term for seesaw. for more
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