balance staff


noun Horology.

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

Nearby words

  1. balance of trade,
  2. balance pipe,
  3. balance shaft,
  4. balance sheet,
  5. balance spring,
  6. balance the books,
  7. balance weight,
  8. balance wheel,
  9. balanced,
  10. balanced anesthesia

Origin of balance staff

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for balance staff

  • The roller being fastened to the balance-staff, of course, turns just as the balance turns and with it the jewel-pin.

    Time Telling through the Ages|Harry Chase Brearley