counterweight

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noun coun·ter·weight \-ˌwāt\

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


COUNTERWEIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

counterweight

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noun coun·ter·weight \-ˌwāt\

Definition of counterweight for English Language Learners

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



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