How to use scape wheel in a sentence
The centre wheel drives the “second wheel” D by its pinion d, and that again drives the scape-wheel E by its pinion e.
It will be observed that the teeth of the scape-wheel have their points set the opposite way Dead escapements.
The arbors of the scape-wheel and hour-wheel are distinct, their pivots meeting in a bush fixed somewhere between the wheels.
Accordingly, attempts have frequently been made to drive the scape-wheel by a spiral spring, like the mainspring of a watch.
In clocks with only three wheels in the train it is best to make the scape-wheel turn in two minutes.
British Dictionary definitions for scapewheel
a less common name for escape wheel
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