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Meaning of steelyard

steel•yard

Pronunciation: (stēl'yärd", stil'yurd), [key]
— n.
  1. a portable balance with two unequal arms, the longer one having a movable counterpoise and the shorter one bearing a hook or the like for holding the object to be weighed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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