[doo-zee-em; French doo-zyem]
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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This measurement can be got by removing both end stones and taking the distance with a Boley gage or a douzieme caliper.Watch and Clock Escapements