foliot

noun
fo·​li·​ot | \ ˈfōlēət \
plural -s

Definition of foliot

: the earliest form of mechanical-clock escapement consisting of a crossbar with adjustable weights for regulating the rate of oscillation of a verge or vertical spindle

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History and Etymology for foliot

French, from Middle French, probably from folier to play the fool, from fol foolish, mad

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“Foliot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foliot. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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