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English definition of “clockwork”


noun [U]     /ˈklɒk.wɜːk/ US  /ˈklɑːk.wɝːk/
a system of springs and wheels that you wind (= turn) with a key or handle to make some clocks, toys, and other devices operate: a clockwork train/mouseWatches and clocksEngines and motorsThe engine and engine partsToys and dolls
(Definition of clockwork noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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