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Spring balance   /sprɪŋ bˈæləns/   Listen
Spring balance

A balance that measure weight by the tension on a helical spring.  Synonym: spring scale.

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... readiness. The motor was started and the machinery began to hum and throb. The propellers gained speed with every revolution. The airship had been made fast by a rope, to which was attached a strong spring balance, as it was desired to see how much pull ...
— Tom Swift and his Wireless Message • Victor Appleton

... observed facts. Crookes' experiments, in particular, are very conclusive in this direction—his apparatus being very similar to that designed by Professor Alrutz. He employed a board, one end of which was attached to a spring balance, while the other end of the board rested upon a solid table. The subject placed his hands upon the board, and a definite pressure was registered by the balance—far more than could be obtained in any normal manner. These experiments of Crookes are classical, and have ...
— The Problems of Psychical Research - Experiments and Theories in the Realm of the Supernormal • Hereward Carrington

Words linked to "Spring balance" :   balance, spring scale

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