Definitions for hairspringˈhɛərˌsprɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hair•springˈhɛərˌsprɪŋ(n.)

  1. a fine, usu. spiral, spring used for oscillating the balance of a timepiece.

    Category: Horology

Origin of hairspring:

1820–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hairspring(noun)

    a fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece

Wiktionary

  1. hairspring(Noun)

    A spring, made of a coil of fine wire, that is used to regulate the movement of a balance wheel in a watch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hairspring(noun)

    the slender recoil spring which regulates the motion of the balance in a timepiece

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