Meaning of overcoil


Pronunciation: (ō'vur-koil"), [key]
— n. Horol.
  1. a fixed end of a spiral hairspring, consisting of an upwardly and inwardly bent continuation of the outermost coil of the spring: used to offset the asymmetry of the common spiral spring when tight, which impairs isochronism.
  2. a hairspring having such a fixed end.
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