Definition of clockmaker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkläkˌmākər/


A person who makes and repairs clocks and watches.
Example sentences
  • This variety only appears chaotic if we assume that Roxbury makers functioned as traditional clockmakers.
  • A clockmaker had prepared plans for a timepiece for one of the kings of France.
  • A high-end performance of fine mechanics is executed, which will appeal to the clockmaker in every Swiss.



Pronunciation: /-ˌmākiNG/
Example sentences
  • It would not be surprising if Cannon had moved either from carpentry into clockmaking or clockmaking into carpentry.
  • Here he kept his technological objects and here he practised the arts of turning, surveying, clockmaking and cabinetmaking.
  • A small anvil and riveting hammer are of the types used in clockmaking and were made in Lancashire.

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Syllabification: clock·mak·er

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