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The rotating notched wheel periodically engaged and disengaged by the anchor in an escapement.
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(Horology) horology a toothed wheel that engages intermittently with a balance wheel or pendulum, causing the mechanism to oscillate and thereby moving the hands of a clock or watch. Also called: scapewheel
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|Noun||1.||escape wheel - gear that engages a rocking lever |
escapement - mechanical device that regulates movement
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