Meaning of “paperweight” in the English Dictionary

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"paperweight" in British English

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paperweightnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpeɪ.pə.weɪt/ us /ˈpeɪ.pɚ.weɪt/

a small, heavy object that is put on top of pieces of paper to keep them in position

(Definition of “paperweight” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"paperweight" in American English

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paperweightnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpeɪ·pərˌweɪt/

a small, heavy object, often decorative, placed on papers to keep them together

(Definition of “paperweight” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)