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cuckoo clock

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noun

a wall or shelf clock, often carved and decorated, that announces the hours by a sound like the call of the cuckoo, usually accompanied by the appearance of an imitation bird through a little door.

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Origin of cuckoo clock

First recorded in 1775–85
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cuckoo clock

noun

a clock in which a mechanical cuckoo pops out with a sound like a cuckoo's call when the clock strikes
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