balancer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

balance +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balancer (plural balancers)

  1. one who, or that which, balances
  2. an acrobat
  3. any of the rear wings of certain insects used for stability in flight

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin (libra) bilanx "(balance) with two scale pans".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ba.lɑ̃.se/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

balancer

  1. (reflexive) to swing (to do a reciprocating movement)
  2. (reflexive) to swing (to ride on a swing)
  3. (Quebec) to balance (make the credits and debits of (an account) correspond)
  4. (France, slang) to denounce (to make a formal or public accusation against), to rat
    • 2017, Le Monde, Dec 29th
      La journaliste Sandra Muller revient sur le phénomène #balancetonporc qu’elle a lancé.
  1. (informal) to toss (to throw)
  2. (informal) to throw away (to discard)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

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