Definition of remontoire in US English:

remontoire

(also remontoir)

noun

  • A mechanism, typically involving a weight or spring, by which a uniform impulse is given to the pendulum or balance of a clock or watch at regular intervals, providing a more constant power supply for timekeeping than the primary power source.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Review. From French remontoir mechanism for winding a clock, mechanism by which a uniform impulse is given to the pendulum or balance of a timepiece from remonter + -oir.

Pronunciation

remontoire

/rəmɒ̃ˈtwɑː/