Definition of counterweight in English:

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counterweight

Pronunciation: /ˈkoun(t)ərˌwāt/

noun

Another term for counterbalance.
Example sentences
  • The new engine has a forged steal crankshaft with revised counterweights to handle the greater weight of the higher compression pistons.
  • Applying this principle to crankshafts, if the counterweights aren't in the right place, the balancing job is much more difficult and ultimately requires more weight to achieve a balanced state.
  • A production V - 8 crankshaft typically has six counterweights positioned at the front and rear of the crank.

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Syllabification: coun·ter·weight

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