Definition of Hairspring

1. Noun. A fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece.

Generic synonyms: Spiral Spring
Group relationships: Horologe, Timekeeper, Timepiece



Definition of Hairspring

1. n. The slender recoil spring which regulates the motion of the balance in a timepiece.

Definition of Hairspring

1. Noun. A spring, made of a coil of fine wire, that is used to regulate the movement of a balance wheel in a watch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hairspring

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hairspring

hairpins
hairpulling
hairraising
hairs
hairsbreadth
hairsbreadths
hairshirt
hairshirts
hairslide
hairsplitter
hairsplitters
hairsplitting
hairsplittings
hairspray
hairsprays
hairspring (current term)
hairsprings
hairst
hairsted
hairsting
hairstone
hairstreak
hairstreaks
hairsts
hairstyle
hairstyled
hairstyles
hairstyling
hairstylings

Literary usage of Hairspring

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1. Illustrated Catalogue and Classified Book List of the Northwestern Library by Northwestern library association (1899)
"Nickel 17 Jewels (in settings), Adjustable Compensation Balance, Patent Regulator, Brequet hairspring, Ground Center and Sunk Dial. List Price, $i9. ..."

2. Mechanical World and Engineering Record (1881)
"A second lever on the opposite side of the rocking shaft is held in contact with another lever on the sector staff by a second hairspring. ..."

3. Gurley Manual of Surveying Instruments by Gurley, W. & L. E., Troy, N.Y. (1912)
"1051; Box of Leads 15.75 .22 1079 Morocco Case, containing: hairspring Dividers, No. 1008; Compasses, No. 1025; Bow Spacer, No. 1035; Bow Pen, No. ..."

4. Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to by Edward William Cox, Great BRitain Magistrates' cases (1903)
"The value of these parts in their rough condition, including the value of the hairspring, mainspring, and screws when imported, was 8d. ..."

5. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1882)
"Place the collet, with spring attached, on your skewer, and with jour hairspring tweezers (Fig. 1) begin at the / C. I collet to arrange the coils in order. ..."

6. American Watchmaker and Jeweler: An Encyclopedia for the Horologist, Jeweler by George Henry Abbott Hazlitt (1898)
"Under ordinary circumstances there would be a middle temperature error, with a steel hairspring, of two seconds in twenty- four hours. ..."

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