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counterweight

[ koun-ter-weyt ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌweɪt /
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noun
a weight used as a counterbalance.
verb (used with object)
to balance or equip with a counterweight.
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Origin of counterweight

First recorded in 1685–95; counter- + weight
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British Dictionary definitions for counterweight

counterweight
/ (ˈkaʊntəˌweɪt) /

noun
a counterbalancing weight, influence, or force

Derived forms of counterweight

counterweighted, adjective
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