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balance wheel

noun, Horology
1.
balance (def 15).
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70
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British Dictionary definitions for balance-wheel

balance wheel

noun
1.
a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece, thereby regulating its beat
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