Definition Of makeweight
something put on a scale to make up the required weight.
I've got my little bag of foreign coins out as a makeweight , so let's see…
Example Of makeweight
And the Wildcats are believed to have targeted promising young loose forward Jamie Langley as a makeweight in any deal.
Da Capo place the Second Symphony last on disc thus leaving Nielsen's refreshing thoughts on man's four temperaments as a thoughtful 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.
France, after the shock of defeat by Prussia in the war of 1870-1, began to look to its cultural achievements as a makeweight to military failure.
Glazunov's Reverie was the original makeweight for the fourth side of the Mozart set.