Definition and Meanings for escapements
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Part of Speech of escapements
Etymology of escapements
Meaning of escapements
- the act of escaping; escape.
- way of escape; vent.
- the contrivance in a timepiece which connects the train of wheel work with the pendulum or balance, giving to the latter the impulse by which it is kept in vibration; -- so called because it allows a tooth to escape from a pallet at each vibration.