banking pin


Definition of banking pin

1 : either of two upright pins limiting the angular motion of the pallet fork in a timepiece having a lever escapement
2 : a pin emerging horizontally from the rim of a balance in a cylinder escapement or verge escapement to limit the arc of the balance

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History and Etymology for banking pin

from present participle of bank entry 2

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“Banking pin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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