meantime screw

noun

Definition of meantime screw

: 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

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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 22 Oct. 2020.

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