paperweight

[ pey-per-weyt ]
/ ˈpeɪ pərˌweɪt /

noun

a small, heavy object of glass, metal, etc., placed on papers to keep them from scattering.

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Origin of paperweight

First recorded in 1855–60; paper + weight
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British Dictionary definitions for paperweight

paperweight
/ (ˈpeɪpəˌweɪt) /

noun

a small heavy object placed on loose papers to prevent them from scattering
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