Definitions for knife-edge suspension
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The suspension of an object on a sharp edge of steel or agate. The knife edge should abut against a plane. The knife edge is generally carried by the poised object. Its edge then faces downward and on the support one or more plane or approximately plane surfaces are provided on which it rests. In the ordinary balance this suspension can be seen. It is sometimes used in the dipping needle. It is applied in cases where vertical oscillations are to be provided for.
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