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weighbridge

[wey-brij] /ˈweɪˌbrɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a platform scale that stands flush with a road and is used for weighing trucks, livestock, etc.
Origin of weighbridge
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; weigh1 + bridge1
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  • Here is the weighbridge, and here great bundles of heavy-smelling fleeces are unloaded.

    Hyacinth George A. Birmingham
British Dictionary definitions for weighbridge

weighbridge

/ˈweɪˌbrɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a machine for weighing vehicles, etc, by means of a metal plate set into a road
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