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Usually understood to mean a time-keeper fitted with a spring detent escapement.Time Telling through the Ages|Harry Chase Brearley
When these crystals are warmed, the detent is lifted, and an outflow of light immediately begins.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
But the pressure of the escape-wheel against the detent, and the consequent friction, prevent the pendulum from acting freely.Great Facts|Frederick C. Bakewell
By shaping the detent in this way nearly all the tendency of the spring E to cockle is annulled.Watch and Clock Escapements|Anonymous
The soft iron tinned, which is attracted to the electro-magnet b, and liberates the detent.The Boy's Playbook of Science|John Henry Pepper