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Definition of escapement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

escapement

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪˈskeɪpmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈskeɪpmənt//
 
[usually singular]
 
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a piece of machinery in a clock or watch that transfers movement from the spring or weight to a wheel or pendulum which is connected to the hands Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French échappement, from échapper ‘to escape’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: escapement