counterweight

[ koun-ter-weyt ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌweɪt /

noun

a weight used as a counterbalance.

verb (used with object)

to balance or equip with a counterweight.

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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