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Definition: Platform scale
Scale \Scale\ (sk[=a]l), n. [AS. sc[=a]le; perhaps influenced by
the kindred Icel. sk[=a]l balance, dish, akin also to D.
schaal a scale, bowl, shell, G. schale, OHG. sc[=a]la, Dan.
skaal drinking cup, bowl, dish, and perh. to E. scale of a
fish. Cf. Scale of a fish, Skull the brain case.]
1. The dish of a balance; hence, the balance itself; an
instrument or machine for weighing; as, to turn the scale;
-- chiefly used in the plural when applied to the whole
instrument or apparatus for weighing. Also used
Long time in even scale
The battle hung. --Milton.
The scales are turned; her kindness weighs no more
Now than my vows. --Waller.
2. pl. (Astron.) The sign or constellation Libra.
Platform scale. See under Platform.
Platform \Plat"form`\, n. [Plat, a. + -form: cf. F. plateforme.]
1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also
figuratively. [Obs.] --Bacon.
2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.]
lf the platform just reflects the order. --Pope.
3. Any flat or horizontal surface; especially, one that is
raised above some particular level, as a framework of
timber or boards horizontally joined so as to form a roof,
or a raised floor, or portion of a floor; a landing; a
dais; a stage, for speakers, performers, or workmen; a
4. A declaration of the principles upon which a person, a
sect, or a party proposes to stand; a declared policy or
system; as, the Saybrook platform; a political platform.
“The platform of Geneva.” --Hooker.
5. (Naut.) A light deck, usually placed in a section of the
hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop.
Platform car, a railway car without permanent raised sides
or covering; a f?at.
Platform scale, a weighing machine, with a flat platform on
which objects are weighed.