balance screw

noun

Definition of balance screw

: one of the screws set into the rim of a watch balance or chronometer balance and used for regulating the poise of the balance and thereby the timekeeping rate — compare meantime screw

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First Known Use of balance screw

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Balance screw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balance%20screw. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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