Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of escapement. (part of a timepiece)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as escapement, 3.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as escapement, 2.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • My apprentices are turned into mere goblins — they appear and disappear like spunkies, and have no more regularity in them than a watch without a scapement.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • The mechanism by which these numbers are counted is technically called a scapement.

    On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures

  • My apprentices are turned into mere goblins -- they appear and disappear like spunkies, and have no more regularity in them than a watch without a scapement.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • He had amended and improved the new Graham clock, called the 'dead scapement,' or 'dead-beat escapement' (the origin of our modern word _dead-beat_, signifying a man who does not meet his engagements, whereas the original

    Tales of the Chesapeake

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