anchor escapement

noun

Definition of anchor escapement

: 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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First Known Use of anchor escapement

1798, in the meaning defined above

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“Anchor escapement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anchor%20escapement. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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