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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 steel·yard /ˈsti(ə)lˌjɑrd, ˈstɪljɚ/
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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Steel·yard n.  A form of balance in which the body to be weighed is suspended from the shorter arm of a lever, which turns on a fulcrum, and a counterpoise is caused to slide upon the longer arm to produce equilibrium, its place upon this arm (which is notched or graduated) indicating the weight; a Roman balance; -- very commonly used also in the plural form, steelyards.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 steelyard
      n : a portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with arms of
          unequal length [syn: lever scale, beam scale]