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counterweight

noun [C] uk   /ˈkaʊn.tə.weɪt/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
a weight that is as heavy as something else, so that the two objects can balance
Translations of “counterweight”
in Chinese (Traditional) 平衡重,平衡錘,砝碼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 平衡重,平衡锤,砝码…
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