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balancer

[bal-uh n-ser]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that balances.
  2. Entomology. halter2.
  3. an acrobat, rope-dancer, or tumbler.
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Origin of balancer

1400–50 (earlier in AF surnames); late Middle English; see balance, -er1
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Related Words for balancer

gymnast, dancer, clown, performer, tumbler, athlete, artist, contortionist, aerialist, balancer, funambulist

Examples from the Web for balancer

Contemporary Examples of balancer

Historical Examples of balancer

  • In the long run Honour, confound it, got a bit of a balancer which helped it to win.

    The Recipe for Diamonds

    Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

  • What I hope to accomplish, explained Mr. Morse, is to construct a combined steerer and balancer on one lever.

    Airship Andy

    Frank V. Webster

  • The arrangement forms a cheap and effective substitute for a balancer set, but lacks the adjustable properties of the latter.

  • Depend upon it, sir, the balancer that remains shall be faithfully paid.

    London's Heart

    B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon

  • It just caught the outspread furry tail, which was serving as a rudder and balancer to that adventurous flight.

    Neighbors Unknown

    Charles G. D. Roberts


British Dictionary definitions for balancer

balancer

noun
  1. a person or thing that balances
  2. entomol another name for haltere
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