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timepiece

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noun time·piece \ˈtīm-ˌpēs\

Simple Definition of timepiece

  • : a clock or watch

Full Definition of timepiece

  1. :  a device (as a clock or watch) to measure or show progress of time; especially :  one that does not chime

Examples of timepiece

  1. <the only timepiece she used at the cabin was a garden sundial>



1765

First Known Use of timepiece

1765


TIMEPIECE Defined for Kids

timepiece

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noun time·piece \ˈtīm-ˌpēs\

Definition of timepiece

  1. :  a device (as a clock or watch) to measure the passing of time





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