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balance wheel

noun, Horology
balance (def 15).
Origin of balance wheel
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • However, the balance wheel metaphor has another, perhaps unintended meaning.
  • Her chief function is to act as a sort of balance wheel for her husband.
British Dictionary definitions for balance wheel

balance wheel

a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece, thereby regulating its beat
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