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counterweight

[koun-ter-weyt] /ˈkaʊn tərˌweɪt/
noun
1.
a weight used as a counterbalance.
verb (used with object)
2.
to balance or equip with a counterweight.
Origin of counterweight
1685-1695
1685-95; counter- + weight
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counterweight

/ˈkaʊntəˌweɪt/
noun
1.
a counterbalancing weight, influence, or force
Derived Forms
counterweighted, adjective
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