Meaning of COUNTERWEIGHT in English

COUNTERWEIGHT

/kown"teuhr wayt'/ , n.

1. a weight used as a counterbalance.

v.t.

2. to balance or equip with a counterweight.

[ 1685-95; COUNTER- + WEIGHT ]

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