counterweight counterweight  /ˈkaʊn tər ˌweɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a weight that balances another weight
  2. (v) constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to

Usage(s):

  1. Today the 700,000-member center has become, with a budget of $30 million, a powerful counterweight to the liberal American Civil Liberties Union.
  2. Colbert, 41, is the bawdy counterweight to cable-news talking heads who each night, just a few channels away, deliver a fresh supply of material for parody.
  3. For a Hollywood obsessed with blockbusters, it's both handmaiden and counterweighta broad new distribution channel but one that gives equal billing to small and independent films.

News

  1. Work at Levi’s Stadium resumes two days after death

    Work resumed on the 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara Thursday, two days after a construction worker died there. According to Mark Gomez of the San Jose Mercury News, workers gathered in the south end zone for a service to remember 63-year-old Donald White, who died on Tuesday when an elevator counterweight fell on him.…
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  2. Worker dies during construction of 49ers' stadium

    An elevator mechanic was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a counterweight while working in a shaft at the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium, state officials said.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Mechanic killed at site of new 49ers stadium

    An elevator mechanic was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a counterweight while working in a shaft at the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium, state officials said. Donald White, 63, was found dead shortly ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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