Meaning of COUNTERWEIGHT in English


I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ˌ- noun

Etymology: counter- + weight

: an equivalent weight : counterpoise , counterbalance ; specifically : a weight that is placed on a mechanism that is out of balance at a place opposite to the heaviest point and that is just sufficiently heavy to restore the balance of the mechanism

II. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ transitive verb

: to equip with a counterweight : balance by means of a counterweight : counterbalance

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