Recoil escapement
Recoil Re*coil", n. 1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. [1913 Webster]

2. The state or condition of having recoiled. [1913 Webster]

The recoil from formalism is skepticism. --F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster]

3. Specifically, the reaction or rebounding of a firearm when discharged. [1913 Webster]

{Recoil dynamometer} (Gunnery), an instrument for measuring the force of the recoil of a firearm.

{Recoil escapement}. See the Note under {Escapement}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • recoil escapement — noun : anchor escapement * * * Horol. See anchor escapement. [1840 50] * * * recoil escapement same as ↑anchor escapement (see under ↑anchor). • • • Main Entry: ↑recoil …   Useful english dictionary

  • recoil escapement — Horol. See anchor escapement. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • anchor recoil escapement — anchor escapement or anchor recoil escapement noun A clock escapement in which the pallets push the escape wheel slightly backwards at the end of each swing, causing a recoil of the pendulum • • • Main Entry: ↑anchor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Escapement — redirects here. For the fisheries term for the stock surviving fishing pressures over a spawning cycle, see Spawn (biology). For other uses, see Escapement (disambiguation). A deadbeat escapement, used in many pendulum clocks. Click above to see… …   Wikipedia

  • Recoil — Re*coil , n. 1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or condition of having recoiled. [1913 Webster] The recoil from formalism is skepticism. F. W. Robertson.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recoil dynamometer — Recoil Re*coil , n. 1. A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or condition of having recoiled. [1913 Webster] The recoil from formalism is skepticism. F. W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Escapement — Es*cape ment, n. [Cf. F. [ e]chappement. See {Escape}.] 1. The act of escaping; escape. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. Way of escape; vent. [R.] [1913 Webster] An escapement for youthful high spirits. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] 3. The contrivance in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anchor escapement — Anchor escapement. The anchor and escape wheel of a late 19th century clock …   Wikipedia

  • anchor escapement — noun : a clock escapement employing an anchor shaped pallet piece which causes the escape wheel to recoil slightly upon the locking action of each arm of the anchor * * * Horol. an escapement in which wedge shaped pallets engage with an escape… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anchor escapement — An chor es*cape ment (Horol.) (a) The common recoil escapement. (b) A variety of the lever escapement with a wide impulse pin. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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