Definition of steelyard in English:

steelyard

Pronunciation: /ˈstɪljəd//ˈstiːljɑːd/

noun

  • An apparatus for weighing that has a short arm taking the item to be weighed and a long graduated arm along which a weight is moved until it balances.

    • ‘Dr Henig has suggested that the figurine could have been cast from a clay mould made with a bronze fitting of a jug handle or a steelyard weight.’
    • ‘These patents were for a steelyard, a candlestick, the anglet, a mason's hoist for bricks and mortar, and a balance (scale).’
    • ‘The patented invention for which he is best known, and which was the basis for his success as a manufacturer, was for the steelyard (a weighing device), which bears his name.’

Pronunciation:

steelyard

/ˈstɪljəd//ˈstiːljɑːd/