Definition of lockwork in English:

lockwork

Pronunciation /ˈlɒkwəːk/

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noun

  • 1The mechanism or workings of a lock; locks collectively.

  • 2The firing mechanism of a gun.

  • 3In plural. A factory for the manufacture of locks.

  • 4A series of locks on a canal or river; locks collectively.

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From lock + work.