count wheel

noun

Definition of count wheel

: the notched wheel that in some clocks regulates the number of strokes in sounding the hour

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First Known Use of count wheel

1647, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for count wheel

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The first known use of count wheel was in 1647

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“Count wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/count%20wheel. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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