makeweight

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noun make·weight \ˈmāk-ˌwāt\

Definition of makeweight

  1. 1a :  something thrown into a scale to bring the weight to a desired valueb :  something of little independent value thrown in to fill a gap

  2. 2 :  counterweight, counterpoise

1695

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1695

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