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banjo clock

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noun
  1. a clock of the early 19th century in the U.S., having a drumlike case for the dial mounted on a narrow, tapering body, with a boxlike bottom containing the pendulum and its weight.
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Origin of banjo clock

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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