Platform scale
Platform Plat"form`, n. [Plat, a. + -form: cf. F. plateforme.] 1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

lf the platform just reflects the order. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. Any flat or horizontal surface; especially, one that is raised above some particular level, as a framework of timber or boards horizontally joined so as to form a roof, or a raised floor, or portion of a floor; a landing; a dais; a stage, for speakers, performers, or workmen; a standing place. [1913 Webster]

4. A declaration of the principles upon which a person, a sect, or a party proposes to stand; a declared policy or system; as, the Saybrook platform; a political platform. ``The platform of Geneva.'' --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

5. (Naut.) A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See {Orlop}. [1913 Webster]

{Platform car}, a railway car without permanent raised sides or covering; a f?at.

{Platform scale}, a weighing machine, with a flat platform on which objects are weighed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Platform scale — Scale Scale (sk[=a]l), n. [AS. sc[=a]le; perhaps influenced by the kindred Icel. sk[=a]l balance, dish, akin also to D. schaal a scale, bowl, shell, G. schale, OHG. sc[=a]la, Dan. skaal drinking cup, bowl, dish, and perh. to E. scale of a fish.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • platform scale — ☆ platform scale n. [also pl.] a weighing machine with a platform for holding whatever is to be weighed …   English World dictionary

  • platform scale — noun or platform balance : a weighing machine with a flat platform on which objects are weighed * * * a scale with a platform for holding the items to be weighed. Also called platform balance. * * * platform scale, a flat scale or a platform for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • platform scale — a scale with a platform for holding the items to be weighed. Also called platform balance. * * * …   Universalium

  • platform scale — noun see platform balance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Scale — (sk[=a]l), n. [AS. sc[=a]le; perhaps influenced by the kindred Icel. sk[=a]l balance, dish, akin also to D. schaal a scale, bowl, shell, G. schale, OHG. sc[=a]la, Dan. skaal drinking cup, bowl, dish, and perh. to E. scale of a fish. Cf. {Scale}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platform — Plat form , n. [Plat, a. + form: cf. F. plateforme.] 1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] lf the platform just reflects the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platform car — Platform Plat form , n. [Plat, a. + form: cf. F. plateforme.] 1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] lf the platform just… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scale — Synonyms and related words: Danish balance, Indian file, Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection, Miller projection, Roman balance, Weightometer, accommodation ladder, adjust, aeronautical chart, alloy balance, amount, amplitude,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • platform balance — noun Date: 1811 a balance having a platform on which objects are weighed called also platform scale …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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