wheelwork

[ hweel-wurk, weel- ]
/ ˈʰwilˌwɜrk, ˈwil- /
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noun

a train of gears, as in a timepiece.

Nearby words

  1. wheelock, eleazar,
  2. wheels,
  3. wheels in motion,
  4. wheels within wheels,
  5. wheelspin,
  6. wheelwright,
  7. wheelwright, john,
  8. wheen,
  9. wheesh,
  10. wheeze

Origin of wheelwork

First recorded in 1660–70; wheel + work

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British Dictionary definitions for wheelwork

wheelwork

/ (ˈwiːlˌwɜːk) /

noun

an arrangement of wheels in a machine, esp a train of gears
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