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striking train

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noun Horology.
  1. the gear train of the striking mechanism of a timepiece.
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Origin of striking train

First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples

  • My neighbour, the watchmaker, compared him to a clock with the striking-train run down, and the works rusty beyond repair.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 432

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