paperweight \pa"per*weight`\ (p[=a]"p[~e]r*w[=a]t`), n. See under {Paper}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • paperweight — noun Date: circa 1858 a usually small heavy object used to hold down loose papers (as on a desk) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paperweight — /pay peuhr wayt /, n. a small, heavy object of glass, metal, etc., placed on papers to keep them from scattering. [1855 60; PAPER + WEIGHT] * * * …   Universalium

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