Bascule

Bascule may refer to:

  • A Bascule bridge, a moveable bridge with a counterweight that continuously balances the span, or "leaf," throughout the entire upward swing in providing clearance for boat traffic. Bascule is a French term for seesaw and balance, and bascule bridges operate along the same principle
  • Bascule (horse), or roundness over a jump, of a horse
  • A character from the Iain M Banks novel Feersum Endjinn
  • Originally, a form of torture. The victim is bound to a seesaw-like device with the buttocks outward, and repeatedly lifted and dropped.
  • A bascule lock, an antiquated, counterbalanced door lock.

Other articles related to "bascule":

List Of Bascule Bridges - United Kingdom
... Corporation Bridge, Grimsby Bridgwater bascule bridge, Bridgwater, Somerset Sutton Road Bridge, Kingston upon Hull North Bridge, Kingston upon Hull Tower Bridge, London Renfrew Swing Bridge (misnomer) over River ... Countess Wear Bascule Bridge, Exeter Canal, Exeter River Bann Rail Bridge, Coleraine, Northern Ireland King George V Bridge, Keadby Walney Bridge, Barrow-in-Furness World Heritage Site, Stanley ...
Bascule (horse) - Training For Bascule
... training can help to develop a horse's bascule to its fullest potential, but overall trainers are limited in how much they can train in this innate ... Grid work is usually most helpful in developing the animal's bascule ... Certain jumps tend to favor good bascule, most notably the ascending oxer ...
Beesley's Point Bridge - Design
... The bridge contains 120 spans and has a 80 foot double leaf bascule span that opens for maritime traffic ... The bascule span received modern controls and electrical systems during the rehabilitation ... rooms were denied for the final bridge inspection, but topside inspection reveals that the bascule appears heavily altered and thus is not eligible for historic preservation ...
Bascule Bridge
... A bascule bridge (sometimes referred to as a drawbridge) is a moveable bridge with a counterweight that continuously balances the span, or "leaf," throughout the ... Bascule is a French term for seesaw and balance, and bascule bridges operate along the same principle ... Bascule bridges may be single or double leaf ...