escapement

[ US /ɪˈskeɪpmənt/ ]
[ UK /ɛskˈe‍ɪpmənt/ ]
NOUN
  1. mechanical device that regulates movement
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How To Use escapement In A Sentence

  • Then I removed its escapement, which is the mechanism which controls its speed. Modern Mechanix
  • escapement," or the freedom to get back to the ocean from the rivers, is considered vital to their survival in quantity. The Bounty of the Chesapeake Fishing in Colonial Virginia
  • The escapement is the regulating organ of the watch, and at the heart of this new creation, the constant escapement is a blade of silicium, finer than a human hair. Style: Timing Is Everything
  • A wind-up alarm clock, for example, uses a tension spring as a drive mechanism, an escapement wheel, and the gear-driven mechanical hands moving across the clock face as a display of the time.
  • This is the JLC Reverso Grande Complication à Triptych, Tourbillon with in-house escapement sideral time, perpetual calendar with equation of time with zodiac signs and sunrise and sunset indications. Jaeger Le-Coultre, Reverso Grande Complication à Triptych
  • Escapement friction plays an important role in the position and isochronal adjustments; the greater the friction encountered the slower the vibration of the balance. An Analysis of the Lever Escapement
  • The principle is the same as in the dead-beat clock escapement, with the advantage that there is no friction on the dead faces of the pallets beyond what is necessary for locking.
  • Towards 1760, simultaneously in France and in England, two horologers succeeded in creating the first detached escapements.
  • In general, any lantern clock with a balance wheel has had its escapement restored.
  • One of the motors drives the escapement while another is used to select the character for printing.
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