Geneva stop

noun

1
: a device used in watches with going barrels that limits the power of the mainspring to its middle portion so that the action starts with the same even force as when it abruptly stops rather than gradually running down
2
: maltese cross

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“Geneva stop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Geneva%20stop. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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