scale-pan

n.

1830, from scale (n.2) + pan (n.).


Nearby words

  1. scale back,
  2. scale down,
  3. scale insect,
  4. scale leaf,
  5. scale moss,
  6. scaleback,
  7. scaleboard,
  8. scaled,
  9. scaledown,
  10. scalene

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for scale-pan

  • The weight of the scale-pan and lever were balanced by a large mass of iron at the other end.

    The Crystal Palace|Peter Berlyn