What does clockwork mean?

Definitions for clockworkˈklɒkˌwɜrk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clockwork.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clockwork(noun)

    any mechanism of geared wheels that is driven by a coiled spring; resembles the works of a mechanical clock


  1. clockwork(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clockwork(noun)

    the machinery of a clock, or machinery resembling that of a clock; machinery which produces regularity of movement


  1. Clockwork

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clockwork in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clockwork in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tony Visconti:

    He also took some words from A Clockwork Orange, the lyrics are wacky, but a lot of British people, especially Londoners, will get every word.

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