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balance weight

noun
  1. engineering a weight used in machines to counterbalance a part, as of a crankshaftAlso called: bobweight
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  • At present the balance-weight is so placed that the gyrostat would fall if it were not spinning.

    Spinning Tops

    John Perry

  • The ball or balance-weight of a clock's pendulum; the weight attached to the plumb-line.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth