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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Mechanical device that regulates movement.

Usage examples (32)
  • The escapement is a conventional in-line Swiss lever type, but with all parts made from plastic, excepting the impulse pin.
  • The scientists also said that fishery management played a role in the low numbers of returning salmon - "escapement" - in 2007.
  • Then I removed its escapement, which is the mechanism which controls its speed.
  • "escapement," or the freedom to get back to the ocean from the rivers, is considered vital to their survival in quantity. for more
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