equalizer

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equalize +‎ -er

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equalizer (plural equalizers)

  1. One who makes equal; a balancer.
  2. (sports) A goal, run, point, etc. that equalizes the score.
    • 2011 October 1, Phil Dawkes, “Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom”, BBC Sport:
      [Bendtner was central to it at all, firstly firing home, via a deflection off Gareth McAuley, after being teed up by Sebastien Larsson's neat backheel, and then a minute later crossing for Elmohamady to head in an equaliser.
    • 2011 May 16, Mike Driscoll, “Pirates plunder top spot with late attack”, Illawarra Mercury, page 36:
      Mariners scored a run in the seventh inning and the equaliser in the top of the ninth, after Braves’ starting pitcher Ashley Crump had dominated—throwing six scoreless innings for just two hits.
  3. A electronic audio device for altering the frequencies of sound recordings.
  4. A device, such as a bar, for operating two brakes, especially a pair of hub brakes for an automobile, with equal force.
  5. Any device for equalizing the pull of electromagnets.
  6. A conductor of low resistance joining the armature ends of the series field coils of dynamos connected in parallel.
  7. A sliding panel to preserve the lateral stability of an aeroplane.

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