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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