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

Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anchor escapement was in 1798

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“Anchor escapement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anchor%20escapement. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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