- clockwork by which the hour hand is driven from the shaft of the minute hand.
Origin of motion work
First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for motion work
The district has long been noted for the superior construction of watch tools and motion-work.
We may now go to the front (or left hand) of the clock, and 538 describe the dial or “motion-work.”