makeweight

[ meyk-weyt ]
/ ˈmeɪkˌweɪt /

noun

something put in a scale to complete a required weight.
anything added to supply a lack.

Origin of makeweight

First recorded in 1685–95; make1 + weight
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makeweight

/ (ˈmeɪkˌweɪt) /

noun

something put on a scale to make up a required weight
an unimportant person or thing added to make up a lack
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