Definitions for clockworkˈklɒkˌwɜrk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the mechanism of a clock.
any mechanism similar to that of a clock.
Idioms for clockwork:
like clockwork,with perfect regularity or precision.
Origin of clockwork:
any mechanism of geared wheels that is driven by a coiled spring; resembles the works of a mechanical clock
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.
the machinery of a clock, or machinery resembling that of a clock; machinery which produces regularity of movement
A clockwork is the inner workings of either a mechanical clock or a device that operates in a similar fashion. Specifically, the term refers to a mechanical device utilizing a complex series of gears. One of the earliest known examples of a clockwork mechanism is the Antikythera mechanism, a first century BC geared astrolabe device for calculating star positions, recovered from a Greek shipwreck. A clockwork motor is a clockwork device mechanically powered by a mainspring, a spiral torsion spring of metal ribbon. Power is stored in the mainspring manually by winding it up, turning a key attached to a ratchet which twists the mainspring tighter. Then the force of the mainspring turns the clockwork's gears, until the stored energy is used up. The adjective wind-up refers to mainspring-powered clockwork devices, which include clocks and watches, kitchen timers, music boxes, and wind-up toys.
Translations for clockwork
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
machinery similar to that of a clock
a toy which works by clockwork.
- uurwerk; ratwerkAfrikaans
- آلة تُشْبِه السّاعَهArabic
- часовников механизъмBulgarian
- mecanismoPortuguese (BR)
- hodinový stroj(ek)Czech
- das UhrwerkGerman
- mekanisk legetøjDanish
- μηχανισμός ρολογιούGreek
- mecanismo de relojeríaSpanish
- شبیه روش کار ساعتFarsi
- מַנגָנוֹן מְכָנִיHebrew
- घड़ी से मिलती-जुलती मशीनHindi
- mehanizam sata, stroj ureCroatian
- carica; meccanismoItalian
- 태엽 장치Korean
- laikrodžio mechanizmasLithuanian
- pulksteņa mehānismsLatvian
- mechanizm zegarowyPolish
- شبیه روش کار ساعتPersian
- ساعت ګوندى كار كولPashto
- часовой механизмRussian
- urni mehanizemSlovenian
- satni mehanizamSerbian
- urverk, fjäder[mekanik]Swedish
- saat düzeneği, kurgulu düzenekTurkish
- 發條裝置Chinese (Trad.)
- годинниковий механізмUkrainian
- گھڑی سے مشابہ مشینUrdu
- bộ máy đồng hồVietnamese
- 发条装置Chinese (Simp.)
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