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sash weight

a counterweight to a vertically sliding window sash.
Origin of sash weight
First recorded in 1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Tied to a rope he was and hanging out there over nothing for about fifteen minutes—he must have looked like a sash weight.

    Somewhere in Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for sash weight

sash weight

a weight used to counterbalance the weight of a sliding sash in a sash window and thus hold it in position at any height
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