verge staff

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Originally just verge (from Latin virga staff/rod), acquired the extra staff for clarity.

Noun[edit]

verge staff (plural verge staffs)

  1. (clock making) The metal bar with two pallets that drive the crown wheel in a verge escapement.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

verge staff (plural verge staffs)

  1. (nautical) A flag pole that protrudes from a low deck off the back of a ship.