Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crane in which the load is counterbalanced in whole or in part by a weight, swinging with the load, but placed upon the opposite side of the pintle or post.

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Examples

  • The people on the rock were seen busily employed, and had the balance-crane apparently ready for use, but no communication could be had with them today.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • The stones were then moved along the bridge on the waggon to the building within reach of the balance-crane, with which they were laid in their respective places on the building.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • Flags were also hoisted upon the beacon-house and balance-crane on the top of the building.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • The inhabitants of the beacon were all well, but tired above measure for want of employment, as the balance-crane and apparatus was all in readiness.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • The artificers had finished the laying of the balcony course, excepting the centre-stone of the light-room floor, which, like the centres of the other floors, could not be laid in its place till after the removal of the foot and shaft of the balance-crane.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • The people on the rock, however, were busily employed in screwing together the balance-crane, cutting out the joggle-holes in the upper course, and preparing all things for commencing the building operations.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • In this manner the several castings of the balance-crane were got up to the top of the solid of the building.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • When the first stone was to be suspended by the balance-crane, the bell on the beacon was rung, and all the artificers and seamen were collected on the building.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • The people on the rock were seen busily employed, and had the balance-crane apparently ready for use, but no communication could be had with them to-day.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • The landing-master's crew succeeded in towing into the creek on the western side of the rock the praam-boat with the balance-crane, which had now been on board of the praam for five days.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

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