- mountaineering a manoeuvre by which a climber on a rope from above swings in a pendulum-like series of movements to reach another line of ascentAlso called: pendulum
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Just at this moment, the pendule in the adjoining room struck six.In the Days of My Youth
Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
And then, taking a knife from his pocket, he cut the pendule off, leaving a bit of torn cloth on the side of his jacket.
My eye instantly perceived that the one pendule was still missing from his jacket.
The party was about to rise from play, when suddenly the 'pendule' on the chimney-piece struck two.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
The party was about to rise from play, when suddenly the "pendule" on the chimney-piece struck two.