Definition of Escape wheel

1. Noun. Gear that engages a rocking lever.

Group relationships: Escapement
Generic synonyms: Cogwheel, Gear, Gear Wheel, Geared Wheel



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Escape Wheel

escape mechanism
escape phenomenon
escape pod
escape pods
escape reaction
escape rhythm
escape sequence
escape sequences
escape tone
escape tones
escape training
escape valve
escape velocities
escape velocity
escape ventricular contraction
escape wheel (current term)
escaped
escapee
escapees
escapement
escapements
escaper
escapers
escapes
escapeth
escaping
escapism
escapisms
escapist
escapists

Literary usage of Escape wheel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1913)
"The escape wheel is a crown wheel, and its teeth, on opposite sides, ... An old form of recoil escapement, in which a crown escape wheel is used. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"The improvement in a clock train, consisting of three wheels suitably fastened on arbors carrying pinions, and arranged between the escape wheel and its ..."

3. Time Telling Through the Ages by Harry Chase Brearley (1919)
"The escape wheel, therefore, wants to turn continually and if it was not ... This action is secured by connecting the balance and the escape-wheel by means ..."

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