• WordNet 3.6
    • v counterweight constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
    • n counterweight a weight that balances another weight
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n counterweight A weight in the opposite scale; a counterpoise.
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In literature:

There has been a violent stress in one direction, and it needs a counterweight.
"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens
What are the counterweights which overpower these merits?
"The English Constitution" by Walter Bagehot
This is accomplished by counterweights sliding automatically in tubes, so that in any position the unloaded platform is always in equilibrium.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
W is an adjustable counterweight.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887" by Various
Housings of the hollow box section furnish an excellent place for the counterweights.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
We need all the counterweights we can muster to balance the sad relations of life.
"Many Thoughts of Many Minds" by Various
The counterweight may be tied up, thereby opening the damper.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
It is raised by chains and counterweights.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The box contained a set of counterweights for the hydrogen integrator motors.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
The counterweights were pivoted on the crank cheeks.
"The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928" by Robert B. Meyer
The door, with pulleys and counterweight for easy handling, is fastened steam-tight by hinged bolts.
"The Bacillus of Long Life" by Loudon Douglas
The dangling bomb, and Vance, were serving as a counterweight, holding the small commercial helo aright.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
The stone rose at the first endeavor, as if a counterweight had forced the other end down.
"The Golden Triangle" by Maurice Leblanc
The counterweight at the right is part of a system for supporting the scale in such a way that it is not elongated by its own weight.
"Development of Gravity Pendulums in the 19th Century" by Victor Fritz Lenzen and Robert P. Multhauf
Counterweights and hand winches are much in use for the lighter natures of guns.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
There are counterweights, just as in a window, which makes the heaviest rock move easily.
"The Motor Girls at Camp Surprise" by Margaret Penrose
The operation of any of these governors is usually controlled by the tension of a spring, or by a counterweight.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
A cord is attached to the top of the coop frame, and runs over the pulley, and is attached to a counterweight.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXVII.--No. 2. [New Series.], July 14, 1877" by Various
The counterweight at the right is part of a system for supporting the scale in such a way that it is not elongated by its own weight.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous
The other end of the wick is attached to a free counterweight which serves to keep it stretched.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

Breathing: you invisible poem! Complete
interchange of our own
essence with world-space. You counterweight
in which I rhythmically happen.
"The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: I" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Night. O you whose countenance, dissolved
in deepness, hovers above my face.
You who are the heaviest counterweight
to my astounding contemplation.
"Night (O you whose countenance)" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

An extremely insightful counterweight to the Washington Post's slobbering over American Muslim leadership comes from Daniel Pearl's father, Judea.
This new high speed chuck can achieve 10,000 rpm with no loss in gripping force without the use of a conventional counterweight system.
Michigan needs counterweight to autos.
Fall City farmer's pumpkin patch features handbuilt counterweight .
Are Verizon's Share Everything Plans a Counterweight to Apple VoLTE.
Obama to stress 'insourcing' as China counterweight .
The new PowerAssist from JR Clancy allows you to automate existing counterweight rigging sets, as well as add motorized rigging to new projects in a cost-effective manner.
Obama to stress 'insourcing' as China counterweight.
Ehud Barak says he could act as a counterweight to far-right and religious coalition members.
The Caterpillar 320 Heavy uses a heavy counterweight to offer similar lifting capacity to a 324 size machine.
Health reform is supposed to emphasize healthcare quality when it comes to physician income, as a counterweight against patient volume.
Fall City farmer's pumpkin patch features handbuilt counterweight.
At Punkin' Time pumpkin patch, the kids can ring up their own sales with the Richter Scale , a counterweight scale that children can operate, to figure out the rough cost of their pumpkins.
Like many short sellers , he brings to markets valuable new information and insight that serve as a counterweight to the relentlessly positive spin peddled by corporate executives and Wall Street analysts.
Are Verizon's Share Everything Plans a Counterweight to Apple VoLTE .

In science:

The total mass of the OSS, mirrors, counterweights and camera is estimated to be 16,000 kg.
An Overview of The VERITAS Prototype Telescope And Camera
At the same time, sharpness at infinity is often counterweighted by lack of understanding of what happens in finite dimensions.
Non-asymptotic theory of random matrices: extreme singular values
More general case, when plates are not necessarily placed one on another and can be used as counterweights, is considered in [28, 29, 30].
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
Then we may argue that, if properly counterweighted by the virtual corrections, which at this moment are unknown, they would yield a rather minor numerical contribution, since they are an order in αS higher than the NLO one.
The contribution of the four-parton final states to gamma* gamma* -> hadrons
As a counterweight for this technical effort, the range of situations covered is sensibly wider, as will be shown in sections 5 and 6.
Comatrix Corings and Galois Comodules over Firm Rings