equalizer

noun

equal·​iz·​er ˈē-kwə-ˌlī-zər How to pronounce equalizer (audio)
: 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 There’s no way for Sunderland to mount an attempt at an equalizer. Hanif Abdurraqib, The New Yorker, 24 Mar. 2024 Alexis Mac Allister stepped up and tucked home the penalty kick to give his side a deserved equalizer. Thomas Schlachter, CNN, 10 Mar. 2024 The Comets beat the St. Louis Ambush 8-7 Saturday night after a last-gasp KC equalizer forced overtime in front of 5,126 fans at Cable Dahmer Arena. Nathan Dunn, Kansas City Star, 4 Mar. 2024 For years, the automaker has been positioning the Equinox as its great equalizer, affordably priced and with enough range to be everyone’s first EV. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 12 Feb. 2024 But sidewalks can be an equalizer of sorts in New York City, where the very wealthy otherwise live very differently from the very poor. Anna Kodé, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2024 Technology has been an equalizer for the blind traveler. Rachel Chang and Thomas Panek, Travel + Leisure, 10 Mar. 2024 More teams are shooting more 3-pointers than ever before, which can be a great equalizer. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 9 Mar. 2024 The hosts led 3-1 until Morata capped his hat trick with an equalizer in the 54th. Tales Azzoni, USA TODAY, 3 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of equalizer was in 1792

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“Equalizer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equalizer. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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