verb (used with object), coun·ter·poised, coun·ter·pois·ing.
Origin of counterpoise
Related Words for counterpoisecounteraction, compensation, offset, balance, ballast, equilibrium, stabilization, equalization
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Historical Examples of counterpoise
"Hamlet," on the other hand, is almost a lyric; there is no counterpoise to the student-prince.The Man Shakespeare
But such greatness had to endure its price and its counterpoise.
Mr. Fison instinctively placed himself to counterpoise them.The Plattner Story and Others
H. G. Wells
The counterpoise may either be fixed or movable, or both at once.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages
Edward Lewes Cutts
It was suspended at one end of a lever, with a counterpoise at the other.The Crystal Palace