/ (ˌrɛmənˈtwɑː) /


any of various devices used in watches, clocks, etc, to compensate for errors arising from the changes in the force driving the escapement


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Word Origin for remontoir

C19: from French: winding mechanism, from remonter to wind; see remount
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Example sentences from the Web for remontoir

  • Figure 30 gives the movement of a remontoir clock in which the dead beat shown is used.

  • Every time the plate tips, the hands are moved a little just like the remontoir clock already described.

  • Requires no fly nor remontoir, and thus reduces the weight of the motive power by one half.

    Time and Time-Tellers|James W. Benson