Meaning of EQUALIZER in English


-zə(r) noun

( -s )

1. : one that equalizes especially by equal distribution (as of force): as

a. or equalizing bar

(1) : a bar to which the whippletrees of a vehicle are attached to equalize the pull of the draft animals

(2) : a beam connecting two axle springs of a railway locomotive or car to distribute the weight equally on both axles


(1) : a device for equalizing the pull of electromagnets

(2) : a conductor of low resistance joining points of equal potential in the armature winding of a dynamoelectric machine

c. : a device for equalizing an electronic signal

d. or equalizer brake : a device for distributing braking force between independent brakes of a motor vehicle


(1) : a machine for sawing wooden stock to uniform lengths

(2) : an operator of an equalizer

2. railroading : a straight-arm crank used in interlocking

3. slang : pistol

4. : a tying score in a sports contest

he scored the equalizer with two out in the sixth

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