makeweight

[ meyk-weyt ]
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noun
  1. something put in a scale to complete a required weight.

  2. anything added to supply a lack.

Origin of makeweight

1
First recorded in 1685–95; make1 + weight

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British Dictionary definitions for makeweight

makeweight

/ (ˈmeɪkˌweɪt) /


noun
  1. something put on a scale to make up a required weight

  2. an unimportant person or thing added to make up a lack

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