an escapement in which wedge-shaped pallets engage with an escape wheel having pointed teeth, usually facing in the direction of revolution, so that the escape wheel recoils slightly at every release.
As a timekeeper the anchor escapement is inferior to the dead-beat escapement.
Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley
The motions of the latter act, through an anchor escapement, upon a system of wheels.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882 Various
- Anchor ice
ice formed below the surface of a body of water that attaches either to a submerged object or to the bottom. noun (Canadian) ice that forms at the bottom of a lake or river
- Anchor knot
. a knot made by taking a round turn on the object to which the rope is to be fastened, passing the end of the rope around the standing part and under the round turn, and securing the end. noun a knot used to fasten a rope to an anchor, ring, or spar
- Anchor light
a 32-point light, visible from at least two miles away, shown at night near the bow and not more than 20 feet (6 meters) above the deck of a vessel lying at anchor. Historical Examples But he never lost sight of this anchor light for more than a few moments at a time. The Meadow-Brook […]
Sports. (def 11). Radio and Television. (def 6). Contemporary Examples TV had to scramble to put anything on the air and often it was nothing but an anchorman in a New York studio. Death of JFK Spawned an Industry That Thrived for Decades Richard Woodward November 23, 2013 We shot our anchorman sequel for 50 […]