What does balance wheel mean?

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bal·ance wheel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. balance wheel, balance(noun)

    a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat

Webster Dictionary

  1. Balance wheel

    a wheel which regulates the beats or pulses of a watch or chronometer, answering to the pendulum of a clock; -- often called simply a balance

  2. Balance wheel

    a ratchet-shaped scape wheel, which in some watches is acted upon by the axis of the balance wheel proper (in those watches called a balance)

  3. Balance wheel

    a wheel which imparts regularity to the movements of any engine or machine; a fly wheel

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  1. Balance wheel

    A balance wheel is the timekeeping device used in mechanical watches and some clocks, analogous to the pendulum in a pendulum clock. It is a weighted wheel that rotates back and forth, being returned toward its center position by a spiral spring, the balance spring or hairspring. It is driven by the escapement, which transforms the rotating motion of the watch gear train into impulses delivered to the balance wheel. Each swing of the wheel allows the gear train to advance a set amount, moving the hands forward. The combination of the mass of the balance wheel and the elasticity of the spring keep the time between each oscillation or ‘tick’ very constant, accounting for its near universal use as the timekeeper in mechanical watches to the present. From its invention in the 14th century until quartz movements became available in the 1970s, virtually every portable timekeeping device used some form of balance wheel.

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How to say balance wheel in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of balance wheel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of balance wheel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of balance wheel in a Sentence

  1. Horace Mann:

    Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men -- the balance-wheel of the social machinery.

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