wheelwork

noun
wheel·​work | \ ˈ(h)wēl-ˌwərk How to pronounce wheelwork (audio) \

Definition of wheelwork

: wheels in gear and their connections in a machine or mechanism

First Known Use of wheelwork

1640, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wheelwork was in 1640

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“Wheelwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheelwork. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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