Bascule

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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.