balancer

noun
bal·​anc·​er | \ ˈba-lən(t)-sər How to pronounce balancer (audio) \

Definition of balancer

: one that balances specifically : haltere

Examples of balancer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Exchanges could batch transactions and settle with the Ethereum mainchain less frequently, effectively acting as a load balancer and reducing congestion on the network. Leeor Shimron, Forbes, "Coinbase, Kraken, Gemini, And Other Crypto Exchanges Must Embrace DeFi To Capture Growth," 1 Mar. 2021 The load balancer then passes the traffic on to the CDN that processes the request. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Brave browser-maker launches privacy-friendly news reader," 10 Dec. 2020 In case that changes, however, Brave has also entered into a contract with the load balancer that restricts access to logs or use of the protocol, even if Brave asks. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Brave browser-maker launches privacy-friendly news reader," 10 Dec. 2020 Its principal mission should be to act as a balancer among the continent’s states and rally coalitions to areas of transatlantic cooperation, including against China. Peter Rough, National Review, "The European Union Needs More National Flexibility," 22 Apr. 2020 The country counts as China’s only real ally, as a partner on China’s vulnerable western flank and a balancer against India. The Economist, "The belt Chinese investment in Eurasia is not always smooth," 6 Feb. 2020 Primary and secondary counter balancers mitigate any harsh vibrations. Joe Michaud, San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 KTM 790 Duke: a lightweight, midsize rocket of a bike," 25 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of balancer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Balancer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balancer. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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