Clockwork meaning

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A mechanism of geared wheels driven by a wound spring, as in a mechanical clock.
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The mechanism of a clock.
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Any similar mechanism, consisting of springs and geared wheels, as in some mechanical toys.
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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.
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like clockwork
  • With machinelike regularity and precision; perfectly:
    The project proceeded like clockwork.
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like clockwork
  • very regularly, precisely, and evenly
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