spring scale


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spring balance

(esp US), spring scale
a device in which an object to be weighed is attached to the end of a helical spring, the extension of which indicates the weight of the object on a calibrated scale

spring scale

[′spriŋ ¦skāl]
(engineering)
A scale that utilizes the deflection of a spring to measure the load.
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A 30-g spring scale was used to measure force and was suspended above the flume.
The spring scale measurement for the Wildlife Computers PAT increased from 6.
Angry at this, he checked the weight on the new electronic scales and it was a fraction over the 60g limit, yet on the old spring scales it was within it.
Students use physics to predict the outcome of experiments, and test those predictions by using 'old school' tools such as spring scales and circuit boards in novel, creative applications.