Definition of makeweight in English:

makeweight

Line breaks: make|weight
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪkweɪt
 
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noun

1Something put on a scale to make up the required weight.
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  • I've got my little bag of foreign coins out as a makeweight, so let's see…
1.1An unimportant person or thing that is only added or included in order to complete something: he has waited a long time to establish himself after two years as squad makeweight
More example sentences
  • Hedman filled a void created by Dmitri Kharine's summer contract expiry but the Sweden international is not expected to be just a squad makeweight.
  • Disc two's round-up of singles hints at last-minute doubts about disc one: doubts that, two or three makeweights aside, are unjustified.
  • Tiny ivory fans were put into tea chests as makeweights and we all associate white ostrich feather with presentation at court.

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