lantern clock


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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