a wheel, used like a pinion, consisting essentially of two parallel disks or heads whose peripheries are connected by a series of bars that engage with the teeth of another wheel.
Origin of lantern wheel
First recorded in 1785–95
Also called lantern pinion, trundle.
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British Dictionary definitions for lantern pinion
a type of gearwheel, now used only in clocks, consisting of two parallel circular discs connected by a number of pins running parallel to the axis
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