scalepan [{{t}}'skeɪlpæn]
plateau m de balance

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  • scalepan — /skayl pan /, n. scale2 (def. 2). [1820 30; SCALE2 + PAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • scalepan — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: scale (I) + pan : a pan of a scale for weighing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Weighing scale — Emperor Jahangir (reign 1605 1627) weighing his son Shah Jahan on a weighing scale by artist Manohar (AD 1615, Mughal dynasty, India). A weighing scale (usually just scales in UK and Australian English, weighing machine in south Asian English or… …   Wikipedia

  • scale — scale1 scaleless, adj. scalelike, adj. /skayl/, n., v., scaled, scaling. n. 1. Zool. a. one of the thin, flat, horny plates forming the covering of certain animals, as snakes, lizards, and pangolins. b. one of the hard, b …   Universalium

  • auncel — ˈȯnsəl, ˈä noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French auncelle, perhaps alteration (resulting from incorrect division into definite article l + noun) of (assumed) Old French lancelle, from Old Italian lancella small balance, from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn of the scale — the slight excess in weight that turns a scalepan downward and that usually constitutes an advantage to a buyer …   Useful english dictionary

  • weigh scale — noun Etymology: Middle English weyscale, from weyen to weigh + scale 1. : scalepan 2. weigh scales plural : a pair of scales …   Useful english dictionary

  • scale|pan — «SKAYL PAN», noun. either one of the dishes or pans of a balance: »... naughty mice who won t stay on the scalepan while their food intake is being measured (New Scientist) …   Useful english dictionary

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