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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Balancer  \Bal"an*cer\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  balances,  or  uses  a  balance. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  In  Diptera,  the  rudimentary  posterior  wing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  balancer 
  n  :  either  of  the  club-like  rudimentary  hind  wings  of  dipterous 
  insects;  used  for  maintaining  equilibrium  during  flight 
  [syn:  {halter},  {haltere}] 




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