anchor escapement

noun

Definition of anchor escapement

  1. :  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

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1798

First Known Use of anchor escapement

1798


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