anchor escapement

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anchor escapement

[′aŋ·kər is‚kāp·mənt]
(horology)
A clock escapement in which pallets of an anchor-shaped component cause the escape wheel to recoil slightly as the wheel is arrested. Also known as recoil escapement.
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