The clockworks of an old clock.
clockwork definition by Webster's New World
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- the mechanism of a clock
- any similar mechanism, consisting of springs and geared wheels, as in some mechanical toys
clockwork definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A mechanism of geared wheels driven by a wound spring, as in a mechanical clock.
clockwork - Phrases/Idioms
very regularly, precisely, and evenly
With machinelike regularity and precision; perfectly: The project proceeded like clockwork.