spring balance

esp US spring scale

  1. a device in which an object to be weighed is attached to the end of a helical spring, the extension of which indicates the weight of the object on a calibrated scale

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How to use spring balance in a sentence

  • The safety-valve is seen at the top of the dome, at Y, and the spring-balance by which the load is adjusted is shown at Z.

  • A quartz spiral spring-balance will be appreciably stronger in hot weather.

    On Laboratory Arts | Richard Threlfall
  • To Dr. Hooke must also be credited the invention of that delicate but efficient device, the hair-spring balance for watches.

    Inventions in the Century | William Henry Doolittle
  • However, it is actually almost a half, as you see by this spring-balance here.

    Spacehounds of IPC | Edward Elmer Smith
  • The instrument referred to was a huge spring-balance with which it was proposed to weigh Flathootly.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar | William R. Bradshaw