Meaning of escapement
Pronunciation: (i-skāp'munt), [key]
- the portion of a watch or clock that measures beats and controls the speed of the going train. Cf. anchor escapement, deadbeat (def. 1),
- a mechanism for regulating the motion of a typewriter carriage, consisting of pawls and a toothed wheel or rack.
- a mechanism in a piano that causes a hammer to fall back into rest position immediately after striking a string.
- an act of escaping.
- a way of escape; outlet.
- escapement (Thesaurus)