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counterweight

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noun coun·ter·weight \-ˌwāt\

Simple Definition of counterweight

  • : a weight that provides a balance against something of equal weight

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of counterweight

  1. :  an equivalent weight or force :  counterbalance

counterweight transitive verb

Examples of counterweight in a sentence

  1. The crane has a heavy counterweight on the back.

  2. <hard work can often be a counterweight to modest intelligence>



1693

First Known Use of counterweight

1693

Rhymes with counterweight

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