from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small mechanical pinion consisting of circular disks connected by cylindrical bars that serve as teeth. Also called lantern pinion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small pinion having cylindrical bars instead of teeth, used chiefly in inexpensive clocks
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