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Meaning of HAIRSPRING

Pronunciation:  'hehr`spring

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece
 

HAIRSPRING is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: spiral spring, timekeeper, timepiece

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hair"spring`\, n. (Horology)
The slender recoil spring which regulates the motion of the
balance in a timepiece.

 

 

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