counterweightnoun [ C ]uk /ˈkaʊn.tə.weɪt/ us /ˈkaʊn.t̬ɚ.weɪt/
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- He also showed a "disappearing" gun in an earthwork, the gun recoiling below the level of the parapet and being run up to a firing position by a counterweight.
- The counterweight being suitably adjusted, the lever falls when the thread has become fine enough to need another cocoon.
- Their boats are very narrow, and have only a counterweight at the opposite end, where they carry their sail.
- This overcame the atmospheric pressure on the piston from above and allowed the piston to rise by a counterweight on the rod over and connecting to the pump.
- Yet Sir Gregory delivered it with an incisive gusto, desperately countersigning his own death warrant.