balancer

noun
bal·​anc·​er | \ˈba-lən(t)-sər \

Definition of balancer 

: one that balances specifically : haltere

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According to Greg Meyer, product manager for wheel balancers at Hunter Engineering, the company’s testing has shown that such products are less than ideal, even for big truck wheels. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, "Are the front ends of new cars too low or parking blocks too high?," 30 June 2018 Hunter Engineering makes perhaps the best with its GSP9700 balancer. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, "Top Tier gas worth the top tier price," 16 Sep. 2017 Similarly, deluging a system's load balancers—devices that manage a network's computing resources to improve speed and efficiency—can cause backups and overloads. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "How Creative DDOS Attacks Still Slip Past Defenses," 12 Mar. 2018 The video then goes through HDCP scrubbers to remove any digital DRM in the signal, while the audio gets pulled out and sent through a mixer and balancer box (along with audio from headset microphones and ambient mics throughout the room). Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "How to keep a charity gaming marathon going for 160 hours straight," 14 Jan. 2018 TR’s cousin Franklin campaigned as a budget-balancer, too, but was eager to experiment once in office. Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "Trump’s infrastructure scheme: Tearing down 150 years of federal support," 17 Feb. 2018 The tradition was never refuted or rejected — Keynes himself was a budget balancer over the business cycle. Christopher Demuth Sr., National Review, "Repairing Our Fractured Politics," 11 Jan. 2018 The researchers also identified developers of firewalls, load balancers, and other large-scale applications that made websites vulnerable to the decryption and impersonation attacks. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "1998 attack that messes with sites’ secret crypto keys is back in a big way," 12 Dec. 2017 Many Iraqis stressed the importance of a U.S. presence as a political balancer to offset Iran. Trudy Rubin, The Mercury News, "Rubin: Iraqi Kurds still think U.S. has a role to play," 14 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of balancer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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