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 for Electric clock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Electric \E*lec"tric\ ([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[i^]k), Electrical
  \E*lec"tric*al\ ([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[i^]*kal), a. [L. electrum amber,
     a mixed metal, Gr. 'h`lektron; akin to 'hle`ktwr the beaming
     sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. ['e]lectrique. The
     name came from the production of electricity by the friction
     of amber.]
     1. Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing,
        derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric
        power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an
        electric spark; an electric charge; an electric current;
        an electrical engineer.
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     2. Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as,
        an electric or electrical machine or substance; an
        electric generator.
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     3. Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic. "Electric Pindar."
        --Mrs. Browning.
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     4. powered by electricity; as, electrical appliances; an
        electric toothbrush; an electric automobile.
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     Electric atmosphere, or Electric aura. See under Aura.
     Electrical battery. See Battery.
     Electrical brush. See under Brush.
     Electric cable. See Telegraph cable, under Telegraph.
     Electric candle. See under Candle.
     Electric cat (Zo["o]l.), one of three or more large species
        of African catfish of the genus Malapterurus (esp. M.
        electricus of the Nile). They have a large electrical
        organ and are able to give powerful shocks; -- called also
     Electric clock. See under Clock, and see
     Electric current, a current or stream of electricity
        traversing a closed circuit formed of conducting
        substances, or passing by means of conductors from one
        body to another which is in a different electrical state.
     Electric eel, or Electrical eel (Zo["o]l.), a South
        American eel-like fresh-water fish of the genus Gymnotus
        ({G. electricus), from two to five feet in length,
        capable of giving a violent electric shock. See
     Electrical fish (Zo["o]l.), any fish which has an
        electrical organ by means of which it can give an
        electrical shock. The best known kinds are the torpedo,
        the gymnotus, or electrical eel, and the electric
        cat. See Torpedo, and Gymnotus.
     Electric fluid, the supposed matter of electricity;
        lightning. [archaic]
     Electrical image (Elec.), a collection of electrical points
        regarded as forming, by an analogy with optical phenomena,
        an image of certain other electrical points, and used in
        the solution of electrical problems. --Sir W. Thomson.
     Electric machine, or Electrical machine, an apparatus for
        generating, collecting, or exciting, electricity, as by
     Electric motor. See Electro-motor, 2.
     Electric osmose. (Physics) See under Osmose.
     Electric pen, a hand pen for making perforated stencils for
        multiplying writings. It has a puncturing needle driven at
        great speed by a very small magneto-electric engine on the
     Electric railway, a railway in which the machinery for
        moving the cars is driven by an electric current.
     Electric ray (Zo["o]l.), the torpedo.
     Electric telegraph. See Telegraph.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clock \Clock\ (kl[o^]k), n. [AS. clucge bell; akin to D. klok
     clock, bell, G. glocke, Dan. klokke, Sw. klocka, Icel. klukka
     bell, LL. clocca, cloca (whence F. cloche); al perh. of
     Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. clog bell, clock, W. cloch
     bell. Cf. Cloak.]
     1. A machine for measuring time, indicating the hour and
        other divisions; in ordinary mechanical clocks for
        domestic or office use the time is indicated on a
        typically circular face or dial plate containing two
        hands, pointing to numbers engraved on the periphery of
        the face, thus showing the hours and minutes. The works of
        a mechanical clock are moved by a weight or a spring, and
        it is often so constructed as to tell the hour by the
        stroke of a hammer on a bell. In electrical or electronic
        clocks, the time may be indicated, as on a mechanical
        clock, by hands, but may also be indicated by direct
        digital readout, with the hours and minutes in normal
        Arabic numerals. The readout using hands is often called
        analog to distinguish it from the digital readout. Some
        clocks also indicate the seconds. Clocks are not adapted,
        like the watch, to be carried on the person. Specialized
        clocks, such as atomic clocks, may be constructed on
        different principles, and may have a very high precision
        for use in scientific observations.
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     2. A watch, esp. one that strikes. [Obs.] --Walton.
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     3. The striking of a clock. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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     4. A figure or figured work on the ankle or side of a
        stocking. --Swift.
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     Note: The phrases what o'clock? it is nine o'clock, etc., are
           contracted from what of the clock? it is nine of the
           clock, etc.
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     Alarm clock. See under Alarm.
     Astronomical clock.
        (a) A clock of superior construction, with a compensating
            pendulum, etc., to measure time with great accuracy,
            for use in astronomical observatories; -- called a
            regulator when used by watchmakers as a standard for
            regulating timepieces.
        (b) A clock with mechanism for indicating certain
            astronomical phenomena, as the phases of the moon,
            position of the sun in the ecliptic, equation of time,
     Electric clock.
        (a) A clock moved or regulated by electricity or
        (b) A clock connected with an electro-magnetic recording
     Ship's clock (Naut.), a clock arranged to strike from one
        to eight strokes, at half hourly intervals, marking the
        divisions of the ship's watches.
     Sidereal clock, an astronomical clock regulated to keep
        sidereal time.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  electric clock
      n 1: a clock using a small electric motor

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