Definition of clockwork
- a clockwork operation
- the planning went like clockwork
the clockwork inside a mechanical toy soldier
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: the system of moving wheels inside something (such as a clock or an old-fashioned toy) that makes its parts move
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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