sash weight

  1. a counterweight to a vertically sliding window sash.

Origin of sash weight

First recorded in 1730–40

Words Nearby sash weight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sash weight in a sentence

  • Tied to a rope he was and hanging out there over nothing for about fifteen minutes—he must have looked like a sash weight.

    Somewhere in Red Gap | Harry Leon Wilson
  • That his brother attacked him, hitting him with an old sash-weight, is certain.

    Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp | Percy Keese Fitzhugh

British Dictionary definitions for sash weight

sash weight

  1. a weight used to counterbalance the weight of a sliding sash in a sash window and thus hold it in position at any height

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