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clocklike

[ klok-lahyk ]
/ ˈklɒkˌlaɪk /
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adjective

highly systematic, precise, and dependable: The mail carrier arrives at noon with clocklike regularity.

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Origin of clocklike

First recorded in 1735–45; clock1 + -like
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