weighbridge

[wey-brij]
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noun

a platform scale that stands flush with a road and is used for weighing trucks, livestock, etc.

Nearby words

  1. weigh in,
  2. weigh on,
  3. weigh one's words,
  4. weigh up,
  5. weigh-in,
  6. weighman,
  7. weight,
  8. weight belt,
  9. weight density,
  10. weight for age

Origin of weighbridge

First recorded in 1790–1800; weigh1 + bridge1

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Examples from the Web for weighbridge

  • Here is the weighbridge, and here great bundles of heavy-smelling fleeces are unloaded.

    Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham


British Dictionary definitions for weighbridge

weighbridge

noun

a machine for weighing vehicles, etc, by means of a metal plate set into a road
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