paperweight definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny, heavy, often attractive object that is put on loose documents to put up them down.
    • a tiny, attractive, somewhat weighty (and from now on, highly collectable) object placed on one or more items of paper maintain all of them from fluttering away.
    • Any item for this function.
    • An otherwise ineffective machine.
    • any object used as a weight to prevent free papers from becoming displaced by wind, or otherwise.
    • See under report, n.
    • a tiny heavy item familiar with lay-on free reports to keep all of them from being scattered; specially, someone created for the purpose and notably ornamental, as a slab or marble, a plate of cup, or the want, with or without a bronze or other figure to act as a handle, or a mass of cup decorated with various items inclosed on it, and the like.
    • a weight regularly hold-down a stack of papers

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