balance wheel

balance wheel
noun Date: 1669 1. a wheel that regulates or stabilizes the motion of a mechanism 2. a balancing or stabilizing force

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  • Balance wheel — Bal ance wheel 1. (Horology) (a) A wheel which regulates the beats or pulses of a watch or chronometer, answering to the pendulum of a clock; often called simply a {balance}. (b) A ratchet shaped scape wheel, which in some watches is acted upon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balance wheel — Wheel Wheel (hw[=e]l), n. [OE. wheel, hweol, AS. hwe[ o]l, hweogul, hweowol; akin to D. wiel, Icel. hv[=e]l, Gr. ky klos, Skr. cakra; cf. Icel. hj[=o]l, Dan. hiul, Sw. hjul. [root]218. Cf. {Cycle}, {Cyclopedia}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A circular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balance wheel — n. a wheel that swings back and forth to regulate the movement of a timepiece, music box, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • balance wheel — noun a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat • Syn: ↑balance • Hypernyms: ↑wheel • Part Holonyms: ↑timepiece, ↑timekeeper, ↑horologe …   Useful english dictionary

  • balance wheel — bal′ance wheel n. hor balance 11) • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • balance wheel — Horol. balance (def. 15). [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • balance wheel — /ˈbæləns wil/ (say baluhns weel) noun Horology → balance (def. 12) …   Australian English dictionary

  • balance — wheel Bal ance wheel 1. (Horology) (a) A wheel which regulates the beats or pulses of a watch or chronometer, answering to the pendulum of a clock; often called simply a {balance}. (b) A ratchet shaped scape wheel, which in some watches is acted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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