balance wheel


noun Horology.


Nearby words

  1. balance sheet,
  2. balance spring,
  3. balance staff,
  4. balance the books,
  5. balance weight,
  6. balanced,
  7. balanced anesthesia,
  8. balanced diet,
  9. balanced fund,
  10. balanced line

Origin of balance wheel

First recorded in 1660–70

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British Dictionary definitions for balance wheel

balance wheel

noun

a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece, thereby regulating its beat
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