A mechanism in a watch connecting the escape wheel and the balance wheel using 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.
Definition of lever escapement in:
- The US English dictionary