Meaning of “beam balance” in the English Dictionary

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"beam balance" in British English

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beam balancenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbiːm ˌbæl.əns/ us /ˈbiːm ˌbæl.əns/ also beambalance scale specialized

a device for measuring the weight of something by putting it into a small dish that hangs from one end of a straight bar and balancing it with weights at the other end

(Definition of “beam balance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)