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  1. a person who makes or repairs clocks.
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Origin of clockmaker

1400–50; late Middle English. See clock1, maker
Related formsclock·mak·ing, noun
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Examples from the Web for clockmaker

Historical Examples

  • So far, and waiving their use to himself, a clockmaker could have made a better pair.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • I had taken the author of the 'Book-hunter' for the author of the 'Clockmaker'!

    The Book-Hunter

    John Hill Burton

  • As we approached the inn at Amherst, the Clockmaker grew uneasy.

  • "But my old ideas are not cheap ones," objected the clockmaker.

  • Thirty-two were seen on its frontage, the work of a Swiss clockmaker.

    Historic Paris

    Jetta S. Wolff

British Dictionary definitions for clockmaker


  1. a person who makes or mends clocks, watches, etc
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