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clockwork

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noun clock·work \-ˌwərk\

Simple Definition of clockwork

  • : the system of moving wheels inside something (such as a clock or an old-fashioned toy) that makes its parts move

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clockwork

  1. 1 :  the inner workings of something

  2. 2 :  the machinery (as springs and a train of gears) that run a clock; also :  a similar mechanism running a mechanical device (as a toy)

  3. 3 :  the precision, regularity, or absence of variation associated with a clock or clockwork <a clockwork operation> <the planning went like clockwork>

Examples of clockwork in a sentence

  1. the clockwork inside a mechanical toy soldier



1628

First Known Use of clockwork

1628


CLOCKWORK Defined for Kids

clockwork

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noun clock·work \ˈkläk-ˌwərk\

Definition of clockwork for Students

  1. :  machinery that makes the parts of a device move

like clockwork

  1. :  in a very regular or exact way <He stops in every day like clockwork.>




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