pendulum watch


noun

(formerly) a watch having a balance wheel, especially a balance wheel bearing a fake pendulum bob oscillating behind a window in the dial.

Nearby words

  1. pendule,
  2. pendulous,
  3. pendulously,
  4. pendulum,
  5. pendulum effect,
  6. pene-,
  7. penecontemporaneous,
  8. peneios,
  9. penelope,
  10. peneplain

Origin of pendulum watch

First recorded in 1655–65

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