Definitions

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  • n. The metal bar with two pallets that drive the crown wheel in a verge escapement.
  • n. A flag pole that protrudes from a low deck off the back of a ship.

Etymologies

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Originally just verge (from Latin virga staff/rod), acquired the extra staff for clarity.

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