lantern pinion definition

  • noun:
    • a type of pinion or wheel having cylindrical taverns or trundles, rather than teeth, inserted at their ends in two synchronous disks or plates; -- so-called as resembling a lantern in form; -- called in addition wallower, or trundle.
    • See under Lantern.
    • a little pinion having cylindrical bars in the place of teeth, made use of chiefly in inexpensive clocks

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