cuckoo clock(redirected from Cuckoo-clocks)
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A wall or shelf clock that announces intervals of time with a sound imitative of a cuckoo's call and often with the simultaneous emergence of a mechanical bird from a small door.
(Horology) a clock in which a mechanical cuckoo pops out with a sound like a cuckoo's call when the clock strikes
a clock that announces the hours by a sound like the call of the cuckoo, usu. accompanied by the appearance of an imitation bird through a little door.