tim·er noun \ˈtī-mər\
: a special watch that is used to measure the amount of time that is taken to finish a race, a test, etc.; also : a person who uses such a watch to time someone or something
: a device that makes a sound when a certain amount of time has passed
: a device that can be set to turn something (such as a light) on or off at a certain time
: one that times: as
a : timepiece; especially : a stopwatch for timing races
b : timekeeper
c : a device (as a clock) that indicates by a sound the end of an interval of time or that starts or stops a device at predetermined times
Examples of TIMER
- He was the official timer for the race.
- She set the timer on the oven for one hour.
- The timer is set to go off in 15 minutes.
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