World English Dictionary
equalizer or equaliser (ˈiːkwəˌlaɪzə)
1.  a person or thing that equalizes, esp a device to counterbalance opposing forces
2.  an electronic network introduced into a transmission circuit to alter its response, esp to reduce distortion by equalizing its response over a specified frequency range
3.  sport a goal, point, etc, that levels the score
4.  slang (US) a weapon, esp a gun
equaliser or equaliser

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