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1. One that balances.
2. See halter2.
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1. a person or thing that balances
2. (Zoology) entomol another name for haltere
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(ˈbæl ən sər)

1. one that balances.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.balancer - an acrobat who balances himself in difficult positionsbalancer - an acrobat who balances himself in difficult positions
acrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
2.balancer - either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insectsbalancer - either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
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