Definition of pendule
: a timepiece having a pendulum; specifically : an ornate French chamber clock of the late 18th century sometimes with escutcheons, shields, masts, and historical or mythical figures
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Origin and Etymology of pendule
French, from Latin pendulus hanging, pendent
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