Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


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.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.