from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that balances.
- n. See halter2.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who, or that which, balances.
- n. The rear wings of certain insects used for stability in flight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who balances, or uses a balance.
- n. In Diptera, the rudimentary posterior wing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who balances or weighs; a weigher of things in or as in a balance.
- n. An acrobat; one who balances himself.
- n. One who or that which keeps a thing or things in equilibrium; that which maintains or helps to maintain something in a state of balance or equipoise.
- n. Specifically, in entomology, a halter (which see); a poiser; the small organ supposed to be useful in balancing the body; one of a pair of slender processes with clubbed ends placed near the insertion of the wings, especially of dipterous insects.
- n. In herpetology, an elongate cylindrical rod protruding from each side of the head of larval salamanders, in front of the gills: permanently retained in certain forms, as the cæcilias and some salamanders.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an acrobat who balances himself in difficult positions
- n. either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
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A balancer is a low-intake, concentrated source of essential protein, vitamins, and minerals, which is designed for all classes of horses when additional calories are not required.
In most cases it's used to force the return path for responses through the load balancer, which is important when network routing from the server
(either existing cookie or one created by hardware load balancer aka LB-cookie).
The ultimate 'balancer' in this critical debate should be the White House, led, I assume, by Larry Summers, who is the chief economic adviser.
President Roh Moo-Hyun greatly irked Washington in 2005 when he suggested that Seoul might seek to act as a "balancer" between the region's great powers.
In a now notorious speech this spring, Roh announced that it was time for the South to start working as a "balancer" in Northeast Asia.
Perhaps the North just wants to play the role of 'balancer' in Northeast Asia. posted by Horace Jeffery Hodges @ 5:05 AM
Condoleeza Rice should have carried out the duties of National Security Advisor as they have evolved under the 1947 Act, to be a "balancer," to "make sure all opinions got to the president ... every dissent got to the president ... ."
Instead of being a "balancer" who made sure the president knew all sides and views, "she made a decision that she would side with the president to build her intimacy with the president."
This is consistent with language about Korea as a "balancer," which is the term used elsewhere in the March 29 article.