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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of large steelyard for weighing merchandise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of large steelyard for weighing merchandise; -- also called weighmaster's beam.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A weighing-scale carried by a wooden or iron horse, for convenience in weighing freight at a dock or railroad-station; a portable scale used by custom-house weighers, etc.

Etymologies

weigh +‎ beam (Wiktionary)

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