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ˈkaʊn tərˌweɪtcoun·ter·weight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser(verb)

    a weight that balances another weight

  2. counterweight, counterpoise, counterpose(verb)

    constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to


  1. counterweight(Noun)

    A heavy mass of often iron or concrete, mechanically linked in opposition to a load which is to be raised and lowered, with the intent of reducing the amount of work which must be done to effect the raising and lowering. Counterweights are used, for example, in cable-hauled elevators and some kinds of movable bridges (e.g. a bascule bridge).

  2. counterweight(Verb)

    To fit with a counterweight.


  1. Counterweight

    A counterweight is an equivalent counterbalancing weight that balances a load. Counterweights are often used in traction lifts, cranes and funfair rides. In these applications, the expected load multiplied by the distance that load will be spaced from the central support must be equal to the counterweight's mass times its distance from the tipping point in order to prevent over-balancing either side. This distance times mass is called the load moment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of counterweight in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of counterweight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of counterweight in a Sentence

  1. Maria Joao de Conceicao:

    I think Marcelo is what Portugal needs now, both as mediator and a bit of a counterweight to the left.

  2. Jimena Blanco:

    With her middle-class roots Vidal acts as counterweight to Macri, whom Scioli's Front for Victory party often portrays as a neo-liberal born into money and privilege.

  3. Rick Wilson:

    All the way across the board he was the guy you could count on yesterday to correctly assess the situation. He became the counterweight against the the president, bush handled it, but it was later in the news cycle.

  4. Vicente Lim:

    You must, however, not lose your sense of humor, which is also a great item in your success. Sense of humor is the counterweight for your misfortunes which you will meet from time to time, from the smallest to the biggest ... If you take anything seriously without any sense of humor and you should happen to fail, it will be the beginning of your downfall.

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