verb (used with object)
- countervailing duty,
- counting chamber
Origin of counterweight
Examples from the Web for counterweight
There is the fact that in many of these states Democratic legislatures are entrenched, and voters are looking for a counterweight.
Historically, the former Soviet Union has been a counterweight to the United States.
This would leave the Afghan Taliban intact as a counterweight to Indian influence in Afghanistan.
We at The Daily Beast seek to provide a counterweight to all this sanctimony.
Perhaps to counterweight the Sturm und Drang of the script, there was considerable laughter and lightheartedness on the set.
At the opposite end of the box frame a counterweight was attached which balanced about 700 lb.
The lighter's near tanks were then emptied, and her outer tanks were filled with water, which thus acted as a counterweight.The Harwich Naval Forces|E. F. Knight
At each end of the furnace there is a cast-iron door, which slides up and down in an iron frame, and is poised by a counterweight.
To the end of this lever is secured a rope which passes over pulleys to a counterweight.
It ascends by the counterweight at the pump end of the working beam.