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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An arm attached to a swinging notched arc or rack, to let off the striking mechanism of a repeating clock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a repeating (clock, a bent arm connected with the striking-mechanism, having a pin at its end which drops upon the notched wheel that determines the number of strokes.

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