walking beam

noun

Definition of walking beam 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an oscillating lever that pivots on a central axis and serves for transmitting power in such a way as to produce a reciprocating or reversible motion

called also working beam

walking-beam

intransitive verb
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of walking-beam (Entry 2 of 2)

West, of a horse

: to leap in bucking so as to land alternately on front and hind feet

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