from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chronometers and watches having the detached escapement, a tooth, usually a jewel, of the detent which engages successively the teeth of the scape-wheel, the detent being caused to disengage by the action of the balance, and to reëngage the next tooth by the action of a spring.
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