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  • clockwork — [kläk′wʉrk΄] n. 1. the mechanism of a clock 2. any similar mechanism, consisting of springs and geared wheels, as in some mechanical toys like clockwork very regularly, precisely, and evenly …   English World dictionary

  • clockwork — ► NOUN ▪ a mechanism with a spring and toothed gearwheels, used to drive a mechanical clock, toy, or other device. ● like clockwork Cf. ↑like clockwork …   English terms dictionary

  • clockwork — 1660s, mechanism of a clock, from CLOCK (Cf. clock) (n.) + WORK (Cf. work) (n.). Figurative sense of anything of unvarying regularity is recorded earlier (1620s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • clockwork — /klok werrk /, n. 1. the mechanism of a clock. 2. any mechanism similar to that of a clock. 3. like clockwork, with perfect regularity or precision: The launching of the spacecraft went off like clockwork. [1620 30; CLOCK1 + WORK] * * * …   Universalium

  • clockwork — /ˈklɒkwɜk / (say klokwerk) noun 1. the mechanism of a clock. 2. any mechanism similar to that of a clock. –phrase 3. like clockwork, with perfect regularity or precision: *She pays at the end of the month like clockwork. –louis stone, 1911 …   Australian English dictionary

  • clockwork — noun Date: 1628 1. the inner workings of something 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. the precision, regularity, or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clockwork — clock•work [[t]ˈklɒkˌwɜrk[/t]] n. 1) hor the mechanism of a clock 2) any mechanism similar to that of a clock • like clockwork Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • clockwork — n. 1 a mechanism like that of a mechanical clock, with a spring and gears. 2 (attrib.) a driven by clockwork. b regular, mechanical. Phrases and idioms: like clockwork smoothly, regularly, automatically …   Useful english dictionary


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