recoil click

noun

Definition of recoil click

: a pawl in a timepiece that recoils slightly after each winding and that is designed to prevent excessively tight coiling of the mainspring

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“Recoil click.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recoil%20click. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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