lantern clock

noun

Definition of lantern clock

1 : a clock designed to be mounted in a wall and having its driving weights together with their supporting cords and the greater part of the pendulum outside of the case
2 : a brass pendulum or foliot shelf clock of the 17th century whose chief features are a dome formed by a bell and open fretwork connecting the bell and dial

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“Lantern clock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lantern%20clock. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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