Meaning of bascule

bas•cule

Pronunciation: (bas'kyl), [key]
— n. Civ. Engin.
  1. a device operating like a balance or seesaw, esp. an arrangement of a movable bridge by which the rising floor or section is counterbalanced by a weight.
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