weighbridge

[ wey-brij ]
/ ˈweɪˌbrɪdʒ /

noun

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

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Origin of weighbridge

First recorded in 1790–1800; weigh1 + bridge1
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Example sentences 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
/ (ˈweɪˌbrɪdʒ) /

noun

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