Pronunciation: (ē'kwu-lī"zur), [key]
1. a person or thing that equalizes.
2. any of various devices or appliances for equalizing strains, pressures, etc.
3. Elect.an electric network of inductance, capacitance, or resistance established between two points in a given network to secure some constant relation, as even attenuation, between the two points.
4. Slang.a weapon, as a pistol, blackjack, or switchblade knife.
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