counter-weight

counterweight

[koun-ter-weyt]
noun
1.
a weight used as a counterbalance.
verb (used with object)
2.
to balance or equip with a counterweight.

Origin:
1685–95; counter- + weight

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counterweight (ˈkaʊntəˌweɪt)
 
n
a counterbalancing weight, influence, or force
 
'counterweighted
 
adj

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