Meaning of tourbillion
Pronunciation: (toor-bil'yun), [key]
- a whirlwind or something resembling a whirlwind.
- a firework that rises spirally.
- a frame for the escapement of a timepiece, esp. a watch, geared to the going train in such a way as to rotate the escapement about once a minute in order to minimize positional error. Cf. karrusel.