counterweight

Definitions of counterweight
  1. noun
    a weight that balances another weight
    synonyms: balance, counterbalance, counterpoise, equaliser, equalizer
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    types:
    sash weight
    a counterweight for a sliding sash
    tare
    (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals
    type of:
    weight
    an artifact that is heavy
  2. verb
    constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
    synonyms: counterpoise, counterpose
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    type of:
    counterbalance, oppose
    contrast with equal weight or force
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