an escapement in which wedge-shaped pallets engage with an escape wheel having pointed teeth, usually facing in the direction of revolution, so that the escape wheel recoils slightly at every release.
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Also called recoil escapement.
Origin of anchor escapement
First recorded in 1850–55
Words nearby anchor escapement
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The anchor-escapement was invented by Clement, a London clockmaker, in 1680.