meantime screw

noun

: one of either two or four screws of precious metal set in the rim of a watch balance to regulate the speed of oscillation to very close tolerances compare balance screw

Word History

Etymology

meantime (from mean entry 7 + time) + screw

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“Meantime screw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meantime%20screw. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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