Definition of sash weight in English:

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sash weight

Pronunciation: /ˈsaSH ˌwāt/


A weight attached by a cord to each side of a window sash to balance it at any height.
Example sentences
  • The weight of the nail is enough to allow the cord to easily get to the bottom of the window so you can attach the sash weight.
  • The bridge was constructed so that concrete counterweights in each tower raised the span, acting much as sash weights do in an old double-hung window.
  • Sash cord is the woven cotton rope that was used to hold sash weights in old fashioned windows.

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