balancer

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Balancer \Bal"an*cer\, noun

1. One who balances, or uses a balance.

2. (Zool.) In Diptera, the rudimentary posterior wing.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

balancer

noun

1: an acrobat who balances himself in difficult positions

2: either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight [syn: {halter}, {haltere}, {balancer}]


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