count wheel

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 19 May. 2024.

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