stackfreed

noun

stack·​freed
ˈstakˌfrēd
plural -s
: an eccentric wheel or cam having a spring pressing on it and formerly attached to the barrel of the earliest mainspring-driven timepieces to equalize the force transmitted

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“Stackfreed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stackfreed. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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