pen·du·lum / ˈpenjələm; ˈpendyə-/ • n. a weight hung from a fixed point so that it can swing freely backward and forward, esp. a rod with a weight at the end that regulates the mechanism of a clock. ∎ fig. used to refer to the tendency of a situation or state of affairs to oscillate regularly between one extreme and another: the pendulum of fashion.DERIVATIVES: pen·du·lar / -lər/ adj.
Pendulum ★★ 1969 (PG)
A police captain struggles to prove himself innocent of his wife's—and his wife's lover'smurders. Wow. 106m/C VHS . George Peppard, Jean Seberg, Richard Kiley, Madeline Sherwood, Charles McGraw, Marj Dusay; D: George Schaefer; C: Lionel Lindon.