Definition of Escape wheel
1. Noun. Gear that engages a rocking lever.
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Literary usage of Escape wheel
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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 ..."