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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /klɑːkwɚk/

Etymology

clock” + “work

Noun

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clockwork

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  1. A mechanism powered by a coiled spring and regulated by some form of escapement; the power is transmitted through toothed gearwheels and used to drive a mechanical clock, toy, or other device.
  2. (in compound terms) Powered by clockwork

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