Definitions for cuckoo clock
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a clock that announces the hours by a sound like the call of the cuckoo, usu. accompanied by the appearance of an imitation bird through a little door.
Category: Horology, Furniture
Origin of cuckoo clock:
clock that announces the hours with a sound like the call of the cuckoo
A clock that announces the time by a cuckoo sound, often equipped with a mechanical cuckoo.
A cuckoo clock is a clock, typically pendulum-regulated, that strikes the hours with a sound like a common cuckoo's call and typically has a mechanical cuckoo that emerges with each note. The mechanism to produce the cuckoo call was installed in almost every kind of cuckoo clock since the middle of the 18th century and has remained almost without variation until the present.
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