[pey-per-weyt] /ˈpeɪ pərˌweɪt/

a small, heavy object of glass, metal, etc., placed on to keep them from scattering.
a small heavy object placed on loose papers to prevent them from scattering

“heavy object used to hold down papers,” 1858, from paper (n.) + weight (n.).


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