Definition of counterweight
: an equivalent weight or force : counterbalance
Examples of counterweight in a sentence
The crane has a heavy counterweight on the back.
<hard work can often be a counterweight to modest intelligence>
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COUNTERWEIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of counterweight for English Language Learners
: a weight that provides a balance against something of equal weight
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