Anchor escapement
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.]

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  • 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 — Horol. an escapement in which wedge shaped pallets engage with an escape wheel having pointed teeth, usually facing in the direction of revolution, so that the escape wheel recoils slightly at every release. Also called recoil escapement. See… …   Universalium

  • anchor escapement — noun a form of escapement in clocks and watches in which the teeth of the crown wheel or balance wheel act on the pallets by recoil …   English new terms 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

  • 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 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 — /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

  • Anchor watch — Watch Watch (w[o^]ch), n. [OE. wacche, AS. w[ae]cce, fr. wacian to wake; akin to D. wacht, waak, G. wacht, wache. [root]134. See {Wake}, v. i. ] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of watching; forbearance of sleep; vigil; wakeful, vigilant, or constantly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anchor watch — Watch Watch (w[o^]ch), n. [OE. wacche, AS. w[ae]cce, fr. wacian to wake; akin to D. wacht, waak, G. wacht, wache. [root]134. See {Wake}, v. i. ] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of watching; forbearance of sleep; vigil; wakeful, vigilant, or constantly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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