overbank

[ oh-ver-bangk ]

verb (used without object)Horology.
  1. to have the balance staff oscillate so greatly that the fork of the lever fails to engage, rendering the escapement inoperative.

Origin of overbank

1
First recorded in 1880–85; over- + bank1

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