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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece.

Usage examples (18)
  • What I have said regarding it, however, gives an idea of how a hairspring should be pinned.
  • If this is a balance pivot, be very careful to see that your balance is true and poised before putting on hairspring and roller.
  • One might as sensibly urge that the delicate hairspring of a watch, being of featherweight and almost invisible, must be worth less than a lump of crude iron-ore.
  • I stopped the truck and got out and stood on the running board and kicked the snow off the bonnet and if they'd wanted to squeeze the hairspring at this precise moment... for more
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