1) A beam of wood or iron used with a pair of scales and weights, a regional term.
1410 cum le weghbalk, York
1485 j weybalke cum skales et ponderibus de plumbo, Ripon
1493 j weybalk of iren with the skales that langes therto, York
1543 a webayke with schalls and vij leyd weyghts, Ripley
1614 with a weay balke with scales, Pudsey
1676 j paire of weigh scales with a balke 2s, Brayton
c.1742 weigh balk, Holmfirth.