banjo clock

  1. 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.

Origin of banjo clock

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805

Words Nearby banjo clock Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use banjo clock in a sentence

  • The hours passed and the old banjo clock above the mantel wheezed eleven, twelve; then one, two.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt | Arthur Train