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balancer

Noun

1 an acrobat who balances himself in difficult positions
2 either of the club-like rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight [syn: halter, haltere]

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balancer
  1. One who, or that which, balances.
  2. The rear wings of certain insects used for stability in flight.

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For the chromosome, see balancer chromosome
Balancer are a hybrid breed of beef cattle, a combination of Gelbvieh and Angus. These cattle are bred for their hybrid vigour, resulting in a higher growth rate and better quality meat.

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