Definition of escape wheel in English:

escape wheel

Syllabification: es·cape wheel


  • A toothed wheel in the escapement of a watch or clock.
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    • These items are then brightened up by hand and any rust removed from steelwork, paying particular attention to the escape wheel for bent or short teeth.
    • The escape wheel and pallets are responsible for the ticking sound of a clock.

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