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escapement

1. any similar mechanism that regulates movement, usually consisting of toothed wheels engaged by rocking levers
2. (in a piano) the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate
3. an overflow channel

escapement

[ə′skāp·mənt]
(horology)
A device in a timepiece consisting of a toothed wheel which engages alternate pallets attached to an oscillating member.
(mechanical engineering)
A ratchet device that permits motion in one direction slowly.
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There are a number of escapement systems, each being developed to reduce the frictional effects that interfere with the free swing of the pendulum.
There is an escapement plate fastened to the base plate.
The anchor escapement was replaced by the verge escapement.
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It also includes a dozen working clock escapement mechanisms, from the early verge and foliot escapement to the gravity escapement employed in London's famous Big Ben, according to the K-MODDL website, kmoddl.library.cornell.edu.
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