banjo clock


a clock of the early 19th century in the U.S., having a drumlike case for the dial mounted on a narrow, tapering body, with a boxlike bottom containing the pendulum and its weight.

Nearby words

  1. baniya,
  2. banja luka,
  3. banjarmasin,
  4. banjermasin,
  5. banjo,
  6. banjolele,
  7. banjul,
  8. bank,
  9. bank acceptance,
  10. bank account

Origin of banjo clock

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019