Deadbeat escapement
Deadbeat Dead"beat`, a. (Physics) Making a beat without recoil; giving indications by a single beat or excursion; -- said of galvanometers and other instruments in which the needle or index moves to the extent of its deflection and stops with little or no further oscillation. [1913 Webster]

{Deadbeat escapement}. See under {Escapement}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

  • 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

  • Deadbeat — Dead beat , a. (Physics) Making a beat without recoil; giving indications by a single beat or excursion; said of galvanometers and other instruments in which the needle or index moves to the extent of its deflection and stops with little or no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • deadbeat — [ded′bēt΄] adj. 1. making a beat without recoil [a deadbeat clock escapement] 2. not oscillating: said of an indicator on a meter, etc. ☆ 3. Informal designating a parent who fails to make court ordered payments for the support of a child n. ☆… …   English World dictionary

  • escapement — /i skayp meuhnt/, n. 1. Horol. the portion of a watch or clock that measures beats and controls the speed of the going train. Cf. anchor escapement, deadbeat (def. 1), lever escapement. 2. a mechanism for regulating the motion of a typewriter… …   Universalium

  • deadbeat — Beat Beat, n. 1. A stroke; a blow. [1913 Webster] He, with a careless beat, Struck out the mute creation at a heat. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deadbeat — n. /ded beet /; adj. /ded beet /, n. 1. a person who deliberately avoids paying debts. 2. a loafer; sponger. adj. 3. Horol. noting any of various escapements acting without recoil of the locking parts from the shock of contact. See diag. under… …   Universalium

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  • Riefler escapement — The Riefler escapement is a mechanical escapement for precision pendulum clocks invented and patented [German patent no. 50,739] by Sigmund Riefler in 1889. [cite book last = first = authorlink = coauthors = title = Special Catalog of the Joint… …   Wikipedia

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