definition of counterpoise
a force which opposes another force in order to make balance
The militia could provide the perfect counterpoise to the army in the clockwork of government.
a weight that counterbalances another weight
At the apex are two chambers, with an intermediary valve, regulated by a counterpoise weighted lever.
Submitted by: A. Khz from Palestinian Territory, Occupied on 28/05/2014 07:32:00