contrate

adjective
con·​trate | \ ˈkän‧ˌtrāt \

Definition of contrate

: having gear teeth set on the face of the wheel and perpendicular to its plane : relating to such an arrangement used of a wheel in timepieces having verge or platform escapements

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History and Etymology for contrate

probably from contra- + -ate

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“Contrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contrate. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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