Definition of lever escapement in English:

lever escapement

Syllabification: lev·er es·cape·ment

noun

A mechanism in a watch connecting the escape wheel and the balance wheel with two levers.
More example sentences
  • This state-of-the-art timepiece, made by Joseph Emery of Charing Cross around 1797, has the revolutionary lever escapement that is the foundation of every mechanical watch to this day.
  • Exceptional accuracy and the perfection of the lever escapement led to mass production of these clocks.

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