lantern wheel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lantern wheel a small pinion having cylindrical bars instead of teeth, used chiefly in inexpensive clocks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lantern wheel (Mach) a kind of pinion or wheel having cylindrical bars or trundles, instead of teeth, inserted at their ends in two parallel disks or plates; -- so called as resembling a lantern in shape; -- called also wallower, or trundle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lantern wheel a kind of cog-wheel, in which a circle of bars or spindles between two heads engages with the cogs of a spur-wheel
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. lanterne—L. lanterna—Gr. lamptērlampein, to give light.

Usage

In literature:

The only light near us was a lantern at the wheel.
"The Island of Doctor Moreau" by H. G. Wells
The idea is perhaps made clearer if we picture the actual progress of the lantern attached to the rim of an ordinary cart-wheel.
"A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
Snatching up the lantern, she was out of the door before the dog was on his feet; there were wheels coming, coming down the road in mad haste.
"Sowing Seeds in Danny" by Nellie L. McClung
One of them bore a lantern, while the other wheeled before him a barrow, laden with crowbar, pickaxe, and spade.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
Then somebody lighted a lantern, and Charly stooped over Wyllard, who lay limp and still beside the wheel.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Then somebody lighted a lantern, and Charly stooped over Wyllard, who lay limp and still beside the wheel.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
To his surprise the usual lanterns were not lit; only a small shaded light shed its rays on the compass near the wheel.
"Mr. Wicker's Window" by Carley Dawson
At the sound of the hoofs and wheels a man emerged from the stable, bearing a lantern.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
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