equal·​iz·​er | \ ˈē-kwə-ˌlī-zər How to pronounce equalizer (audio) \

Definition of equalizer

: one that equalizes: such as
a : a score that ties a game
b : an electronic device (as in a sound-reproducing system) used to adjust response to different audio frequencies

Examples of equalizer in a Sentence

He scored the equalizer in the 60th minute.
Recent Examples on the Web The best chances for FCC in the second half would arrive in the closing stages of the match as the club pushed for an equalizer. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 29 May 2021 Portland responded in the 42nd minute when Simone Charley leapt over defender Ali Riley to bang in a header for the equalizer. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 26 May 2021 Kevin Fiala and Victor Rask helped the Wild close the gap in the third, combining on two goals before Fiala set up rookie Kirill Kaprizov for the equalizer. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 Savarese said that was a tactical substitution to allow the Timbers to change to a three-back formation and push for an equalizer. oregonlive, 19 Apr. 2021 The 1-1 equalizer, by Reinhart, came with only 4:20 in the first, with Reinhart connecting on a David Pastrnak-like one-timer from the left wing dot while on the power play (Matt Grzelcyk in the sin bin). BostonGlobe.com, 23 Apr. 2021 The surprise hero of the match, however, was someone who wasn’t even on the Timbers roster a few days ago: Logan Ketterer, the emergency goalkeeper acquisition who saved a penalty kick, denying San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski an equalizer. Caitlin Murray, oregonlive, 16 May 2021 For teachers, the pandemic really was the great equalizer. Talia Milgrom-elcott, Forbes, 7 May 2021 The Coyotes pressured Petersen and the Kings in the third but could not find an equalizer to force overtime. Jose M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2021

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First Known Use of equalizer

1792, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of equalizer was in 1792

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16 Jun 2021

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“Equalizer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equalizer. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of equalizer

: something that makes people or things equal
sports : a score (such as a point, goal, or run) that ties a game


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