locking plate

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noun Horology.

a narrow wheel geared to a striking train or other mechanism and having a notched rim engaging with another mechanism permitting it to rotate through a specific arc.

Nearby words

  1. locket,
  2. lockfast,
  3. lockhart,
  4. lockhart, john gibson,
  5. locking piece,
  6. locking pliers,
  7. lockjaw,
  8. locknut,
  9. lockout,
  10. lockout box

Origin of locking plate

First recorded in 1875–80

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