noun time·keep·er \ˈtīm-ˌkē-pər\

: a person who controls or records official times during a contest (such as a race or game)

—used in the phrases good timekeeper and bad/poor timekeeper to say that someone is or is not good about arriving at the correct or expected time

Full Definition of TIMEKEEPER

:  timepiece
:  a clerk who keeps records of the time worked by employees
:  a person appointed to mark and announce the time in an athletic game or contest
time·keep·ing \-piŋ\ noun

Examples of TIMEKEEPER

  1. The timekeeper forgot to stop the clock during the team's last time-out.
  2. <the museum includes some ancient water clocks and sundials in its collection of historical timekeepers>

First Known Use of TIMEKEEPER

TIMEKEEPER Defined for Kids


noun time·keep·er \ˈtīm-ˌkē-pər\

Definition of TIMEKEEPER for Kids

:  an official who keeps track of the time in a sports contest


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