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paperweight

[pey-per-weyt] /ˈpeɪ pərˌweɪt/
noun
1.
a small, heavy object of glass, metal, etc., placed on papers to keep them from scattering.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; paper + weight
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Examples for paperweight
  • They make the chunk on the pool table seem dull as a paperweight.
  • Turn smooth river rocks into a stylish paperweight with white rub-on transfers.
  • Employees were individually recognized with a certificate of appreciation and a paperweight.
  • Unloaded handguns--a highly-designed paperweight, nothing to do with airline safety.
British Dictionary definitions for paperweight

paperweight

/ˈpeɪpəˌweɪt/
noun
1.
a small heavy object placed on loose papers to prevent them from scattering
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