Scape-wheel Scape"-wheel`, n. (Horol.) The wheel in an escapement (as of a clock or a watch) into the teeth of which the pallets play. [1913 Webster]

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  • scape-wheel — scapeˈ wheel noun An escape wheel • • • Main Entry: ↑scape …   Useful english dictionary

  • scape wheel — n. escape wheel (see ESCAPEMENT, sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • scape wheel — noun Etymology: scape (II) : escape wheel * * * Horol. See escape wheel. [1815 25] * * * scape wheel, the toothed wheel in the escapement of a watch or clock that actuates the pendulum or balance …   Useful english dictionary

  • scape wheel — Horol. See escape wheel. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • scape wheel — gear, wheel with ridged teeth on it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Balance wheel — Bal ance wheel 1. (Horology) (a) A wheel which regulates the beats or pulses of a watch or chronometer, answering to the pendulum of a clock; often called simply a {balance}. (b) A ratchet shaped scape wheel, which in some watches is acted upon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swing wheel — Swing Swing, n. 1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum. [1913 Webster] 2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • escape wheel — Horol. a toothed wheel for regulating a going train to which it is geared, engaging intermittently with the pallets of a pendulum or balance mechanism in such a way as to cause the mechanism to oscillate rhythmically, and in so doing free the… …   Universalium

  • Faraday Wheel — A Faraday wheel is an early generator invented by Michael Faraday. The design is very similar to the homopolar generator. Unlike the Homopolar Generator the Faraday wheel does not utilize a magnetic field.The Faraday Wheel utilizes radial… …   Wikipedia

  • Escapement — redirects here. For the fisheries term for the stock surviving fishing pressures over a spawning cycle, see Spawn (biology). For other uses, see Escapement (disambiguation). A deadbeat escapement, used in many pendulum clocks. Click above to see… …   Wikipedia

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