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 for balancer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Balancer \Bal"an*cer\, n.
     1. One who balances, or uses a balance.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) In Diptera, the rudimentary posterior wing.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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