verb (used with object), coun·ter·poised, coun·ter·pois·ing.
Examples from the Web for counterpoised
It consisted of a timber caisson, weighing 64 tons when full of water, counterpoised by heavy weights carried on timber platforms.
We have called witnesses on this point alone, and have more than counterpoised the evidence produced upon the opposite side.The Underground Railroad|William Still
The lots, therefore, counterpoised each other pretty fairly.The Stock-Feeder's Manual|Charles Alexander Cameron
After three hours the precipitate is collected on counterpoised filters and washed.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
The specialists would grow to be intolerable, were they not counterpoised to some degree by the people of general intelligence.Over the Teacups|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for counterpoised
Word Origin and History for counterpoised
early 15c., from Old French contrepois (Modern French contrepoids), from contre- "against" (see contra-) + peis, from Latin pensum "weight," noun use of neuter past participle of pendere "to weigh" (see pendant).