from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a kind of pinion or wheel having cylindrical bars or trundles, instead of teeth, inserted at their ends in two parallel disks or plates; -- so called as resembling a lantern in shape; -- called also wallower, or trundle.
- n. See under Lantern.
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- n. a small pinion having cylindrical bars instead of teeth, used chiefly in inexpensive clocks
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