overbank

[ oh-ver-bangk ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈbæŋk /
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verb (used without object) Horology.

to have the balance staff oscillate so greatly that the fork of the lever fails to engage, rendering the escapement inoperative.

Nearby words

  1. overarm,
  2. overate,
  3. overattentive,
  4. overawe,
  5. overbalance,
  6. overbear,
  7. overbearing,
  8. overbid,
  9. overbite,
  10. overblouse

Origin of overbank

First recorded in 1880–85; over- + bank1

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