What does bascule mean?

Definitions for basculeˈbæs kyul

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bascule.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bascule(noun)

    a structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other (on the principle of the seesaw)


  1. bascule(Noun)

    a counterbalanced structure having one end that rises as the other lowers

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bascule(noun)

    in mechanics an apparatus on the principle of the seesaw, in which one end rises as the other falls


  1. Bascule

    Bascule is the natural round arc a horse's body takes as it goes over a jump. The horse should rise up through its back, stretching its neck forward and down, when it reaches the peak of his jump. Ideally, the withers are the highest point over the fence. This is often described as the horse taking the shape of a dolphin jumping out of the water. Bascule can also refer more generally to the raising of the withers while the horse is in motion.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bascule

    bas′kūl, n. an apparatus of the lever kind, in which one end is raised while the other is depressed. [Fr. bas, down, and cul, the posteriors.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bascule in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bascule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    The whole wire system of the brain could be disconnected in a spark of a second by a sometimes unsignificant detail. An unexpected incident or an innocuous phone call may provoke an ethereal distress that might plunge one’s life into chaos and like a sudden twist of fate overturn everything, ransacking the assembled experiences of our history. (“Alors, tout a basculé”)

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