balance staff

  1. a pivoted axle or shaft on which the balance is mounted.

Origin of balance staff

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby balance staff Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use balance staff in a sentence

  • The ends of the balance staff are made very small so as to form very delicate pivots which turn in jewel bearings.

  • The small circle at A represents the center of the pallet staff, and the one at B the center of the balance staff.

  • It will be seen the impulse roller is staked flat against the hub E of the balance staff.

  • Our advice is to set both stones in places corresponding to the axis of the balance staff, and the escape-wheel mobiles.

  • In these frictional escapements the balance staff locked the train while the balance performed its arc of vibration.