Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun balance_wheel

1 sense of balance wheel

Sense 1
balance wheel, balance -- (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)
       => wheel -- (a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines))

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