hourglass

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1hour·glass

noun \ˈa(-ə)r-ˌglas\

: a device for measuring time

Full Definition of HOURGLASS

:  an instrument for measuring time consisting of a glass vessel having two compartments from the uppermost of which a quantity of usually sand runs in an hour into the lower one

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First Known Use of HOURGLASS

circa 1515

2hourglass

adjective

Definition of HOURGLASS

:  shaped like an hourglass <an hourglass figure>

First Known Use of HOURGLASS

circa 1834

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