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  • a counterbalanced structure having one end that rises as the other lowers
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Bas"cule (băs"k&usl;l), 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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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