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clockworknoun [U]

uk   /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/mouse
(Definition of clockwork from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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clockworknoun [U]

 us   /ˈklɑkˌwɜrk/
machinery with springs and wheels that makes older types of clocks, toys, and other devices work
like clockwork
Something that is like clockwork runs easily, automatically, and always in the same way: The Cardinals have been winning like clockwork for most of the season.
(Definition of clockwork from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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