sash weight

noun
a counterweight to a vertically sliding window sash.

Origin:
1730–40

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sash weight
 
n
a weight used to counterbalance the weight of a sliding sash in a sash window and thus hold it in position at any height

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Hung windows utilize window balances to offset sash weight, allowing even heavy sashes to be moved with ease.
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