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.

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But video review showed White was offside, wiping out the equalizer. NBC News, "Alex Morgan and Alyssa Naeher lead U.S. women to 2-1 victory over England in World Cup semis," 2 July 2019 The equalizer looked in the offing and came by an unlikely route as a whipped in corner from Elise Kellond-Knight found the net without another player getting a touch. CNN, "Norway beats Australia on penalties after Sam Kerr misses for Matildas," 22 June 2019 Although relief from pain is wonderful, pain remains the great equalizer. Sibbie O'sullivan, Washington Post, "Migraines have plagued me for years. A new book puts my pain in perspective.," 10 June 2019 Just as Leicester pressed for an equalizer, Son Heung-min scored a breakaway goal in the first minute of stoppage time. Rob Harris, The Seattle Times, "Aguero, City humiliate Chelsea — and referee joins in japes," 10 Feb. 2019 Robert Lewandowski, who scored Bayern’s equalizer after Freiburg shocked the visitors by taking a third-minute lead, missed a great injury-time chance and Leon Goretzka then struck the post for Bayern. Ciaran Fahey, The Seattle Times, "Bayern held to draw, Dortmund seizes Bundesliga lead," 30 Mar. 2019 Deer Park had the equalizer in Otts, who had a no-hitter going through three-and-a-third innings, before settling on a four-hitter with all the Bulldog hits arriving in the fourth. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Deer Park forces pivotal Game 3 after 2-1 victory over Summer Creek," 5 May 2018 Guingamp twice relinquished its lead in Alsace and then trailed 3-2 until the 87th minute when Sorbon headed home the equalizer from the rebound after Marcus Thuram hit the crossbar. Samuel Petrequin, The Seattle Times, "Marseille back to winning ways, Balotelli injured," 13 Apr. 2019 Brilla struck first when Oliver Brock beat Jesters goalie Chad Collins in the 65th minute, but Thomas Peers of the Jesters drilled an equalizer moments later. Michael Democker, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Jesters lose U.S. Open Cup in penalty shoot-out," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of equalizer

1792, in the meaning defined above

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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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