counterweight

[ koun-ter-weyt ]
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noun
  1. a weight used as a counterbalance.

verb (used with object)
  1. to balance or equip with a counterweight.

Origin of counterweight

1
First recorded in 1685–95; counter- + weight

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British Dictionary definitions for counterweight

counterweight

/ (ˈkaʊntəˌweɪt) /


noun
  1. a counterbalancing weight, influence, or force

Derived forms of counterweight

  • counterweighted, adjective

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