Lantern pinion
Pinion Pin"ion, n. [OF. pignon a pen, F., gable, pinion (in sense 5); cf. Sp. pi[~n]on pinion; fr. L. pinna pinnacle, feather, wing. See {Pin} a peg, and cf. {Pen} a feather, {Pennat}, {Pennon}.] 1. A feather; a quill. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A wing, literal or figurative. [1913 Webster]

Swift on his sooty pinions flits the gnome. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. The joint of bird's wing most remote from the body. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

4. A fetter for the arm. --Ainsworth. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mech.) A cogwheel with a small number of teeth, or leaves, adapted to engage with a larger wheel, or rack (see {Rack}); esp., such a wheel having its leaves formed of the substance of the arbor or spindle which is its axis. [1913 Webster]

{Lantern pinion}. See under {Lantern}.

{Pinion wire}, wire fluted longitudinally, for making the pinions of clocks and watches. It is formed by being drawn through holes of the shape required for the leaves or teeth of the pinions. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lantern pinion — Lantern Lan tern (l[a^]n t[ e]rn), n. [F. lanterne, L. lanterna, laterna, from Gr. lampth r light, torch. See {Lamp}.] 1. Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lantern pinion — or lantern wheel n. an old type of gear consisting of two circular disks connected by projecting bars around their edges * * * …   Universalium

  • lantern pinion — or lantern wheel n. an old type of gear consisting of two circular disks connected by projecting bars around their edges …   English World dictionary

  • lantern pinion — noun a small pinion having cylindrical bars instead of teeth, used chiefly in inexpensive clocks • Syn: ↑lantern wheel • Hypernyms: ↑pinion * * * noun : a gear pinion having cylindrical bars instead of teeth inserted at their ends in two parallel …   Useful english dictionary

  • lantern pinion — /læntən ˈpɪnjən/ (say lantuhn pinyuhn) noun a wheel used like a pinion consisting essentially of two parallel discs or heads whose peripheries are connected by a series of bars which engage with the teeth of another wheel. Also, lantern wheel …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lantern — Lan tern (l[a^]n t[ e]rn), n. [F. lanterne, L. lanterna, laterna, from Gr. lampth r light, torch. See {Lamp}.] 1. Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lantern brass — Lantern Lan tern (l[a^]n t[ e]rn), n. [F. lanterne, L. lanterna, laterna, from Gr. lampth r light, torch. See {Lamp}.] 1. Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lantern jaws — Lantern Lan tern (l[a^]n t[ e]rn), n. [F. lanterne, L. lanterna, laterna, from Gr. lampth r light, torch. See {Lamp}.] 1. Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lantern shell — Lantern Lan tern (l[a^]n t[ e]rn), n. [F. lanterne, L. lanterna, laterna, from Gr. lampth r light, torch. See {Lamp}.] 1. Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lantern wheel — Lantern Lan tern (l[a^]n t[ e]rn), n. [F. lanterne, L. lanterna, laterna, from Gr. lampth r light, torch. See {Lamp}.] 1. Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc.; sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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