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Definition of escapement:

  1. The act of escaping; escape.
  2. The contrivance in a timepiece which connects the train of wheel work with the pendulum or balance, giving to the latter the impulse by which it is kept in vibration; - so called because it allows a tooth to escape from a pallet at each vibration.
  3. Way of escape; vent.

Synonyms:

free, escape, getaway, lam, decampment, flight, breakout, break.

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