from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that equalizes, as:
- n. A device for equalizing pressure or strain.
- n. A tone control system designed to compensate for frequency distortion in audio systems.
- n. Slang A deadly weapon, such as a firearm or switchblade.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who makes equal; a balancer.
- n. A goal that equalizes the score.
- n. A electronic audio device for altering the frequencies of sound recordings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, equalizes anything.
- n. same as Equalizing bar.
- n. A device, as a bar, for operating two brakes, esp. a pair of hub brakes for an automobile, with equal force.
- n. Any device for equalizing the pull of electromagnets; also, a conductor of low resistance joining the armature ends of the series field coils of dynamos connected in parallel.
- n. A sliding panel to preserve the lateral stability of an aëroplane.
- n. a device or circuit within a sound-reproducing system that reproduces the original frequency distribution of the sound before recording by compensating for inequialities in the frequency response of the system.
- n. a gun.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which equalizes or makes equal; an adjuster; a leveler.
- n. Specifically, a pivoted bar attached to the pole of a wagon and carrying at its ends the swingletrees to which the horses are attached; an evener. Also called equalizing-bar.
- n. Also spelled equaliser.
- n. In a wide sense, any form of balanced bar designed to equalize irregular strains, as in the buffers of a car-platform or the springs used to keep a car-vestibule closed under the swaying of the cars when in motion.
- n. A box or tank, loosely filled with sand, coke, sawdust, or other cleansing material, through which the gas from a producer is passed to make its quality uniform.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a weight that balances another weight
- n. electronic equipment that reduces frequency distortion
- n. a score that makes the match even
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