Meaning of anchor escapement

an'chor escape"ment

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— Horol. Horol.
  1. an escapement in which wedge-shaped pallets engage with an escape wheel having pointed teeth, usually facing in the direction of revolution, so that the escape wheel recoils slightly at every release. Also calledSee diag. under
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