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escapement

es·cape·ment

 (ĭ-skāp′mənt)
n.
1. A mechanism consisting in general of an escape wheel and an anchor, used especially in timepieces to control movement of the wheel and to provide periodic energy impulses to a pendulum or balance.
2. A mechanism, as in a typewriter, that controls the lateral movement of the carriage.
3.
a. An escape.
b. A means or way of escape.

escapement

(ɪˈskeɪpmənt)
n
1. (Horology) horology a mechanism consisting of an escape wheel and anchor, used in timepieces to provide periodic impulses to the pendulum or balance
2. (Mechanical Engineering) any similar mechanism that regulates movement, usually consisting of toothed wheels engaged by rocking levers
3. (Instruments) (in a piano) the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate
4. (Civil Engineering) an overflow channel
5. rare an act or means of escaping

es•cape•ment

(ɪˈskeɪp mənt)

n.
1. the portion of a watch or clock that measures beats and controls the speed of the going train.
2. a mechanism for regulating the motion of a typewriter carriage, consisting of pawls and a toothed wheel or rack.
3. a mechanism in a piano that causes a hammer to fall back into rest position immediately after striking a string.
4. an act of escaping.
5. a way of escape; outlet.
[1730–40; calque of French échappement]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escapement - mechanical device that regulates movementescapement - mechanical device that regulates movement
escape wheel - gear that engages a rocking lever
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
horologe, timepiece, timekeeper - a measuring instrument or device for keeping time

escapement

noun
The act or an instance of escaping, as from confinement or difficulty:
Slang: lam.
Translations

escapement

[ɪsˈkeɪpmənt] N [of watch] → escape m

escapement

n (of clock)Hemmung f
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