douzième

[ doo-zee-em; French doo-zyem ]
/ ˌdu ziˈɛm; French duˈzyɛm /
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noun, plural dou·zi·èmes [doo-zee-emz; French doo-zyem] /ˌdu ziˈɛmz; French ˌduˈzyɛm/.

(in Swiss watchmaking) the 12th part of a ligne, used mainly to gauge the thickness of a movement.

Origin of douzième

< French: literally, twelfth
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Examples from the Web for douzieme

  • This measurement can be got by removing both end stones and taking the distance with a Boley gage or a douzieme caliper.