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A small mechanical pinion consisting of circular disks connected by cylindrical bars that serve as teeth. Also called lantern pinion.
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|Noun||1.||lantern wheel - a small pinion having cylindrical bars instead of teeth, used chiefly in inexpensive clocks|
pinion - a gear with a small number of teeth designed to mesh with a larger wheel or rack
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