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weighbridge

[wey-brij]
noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for weighbridge

Historical Examples

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

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    George A. Birmingham


British Dictionary definitions for weighbridge

weighbridge

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