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Meaning of clockwork

clock•work

Pronunciation: (klok'wûrk"), [key]
— n.
  1. the mechanism of a clock.
  2. any mechanism similar to that of a clock.
  3. with perfect regularity or precision: The launching of the spacecraft went off like clockwork.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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