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

  • n.

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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