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balancer

[bal-uh n-ser] /ˈbæl ən sər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that balances.
2.
Entomology, halter2 .
3.
an acrobat, rope-dancer, or tumbler.
Origin of balancer
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50 (earlier in AF surnames); late Middle English; see balance, -er1
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  • In the long run Honour, confound it, got a bit of a balancer which helped it to win.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • The arrangement forms a cheap and effective substitute for a balancer set, but lacks the adjustable properties of the latter.

  • What I hope to accomplish, explained Mr. Morse, is to construct a combined steerer and balancer on one lever.

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  • It just caught the outspread furry tail, which was serving as a rudder and balancer to that adventurous flight.

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  • Depend upon it, sir, the balancer that remains shall be faithfully paid.

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  • When the elevated cell of the balancer was filled, its weight caused it to fall.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • In Stringfellow's and Tatin's models the main aerofoil and balancer (tail) are practically contiguous.

British Dictionary definitions for balancer

balancer

/ˈbælənsə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that balances
2.
(entomol) another name for haltere
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