egg timer

noun

Definition of egg timer

: a small sandglass for timing the boiling of eggs

Examples of egg timer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Valenti’s Delicatessen and Marketplace in St. Charles, Mo., an egg timer rings every 15 minutes. New York Times, "As States Reopen, Governors Balance Existing Risks With New Ones," 17 May 2020 And there was definitely no sitting around for hours watching the bride open gifts, while fawning over spatulas and egg timers. Woman's Day, "I Don't Want a Bridal Shower, and I'm Sick of Having to Explain Myself," 21 Sep. 2019 When the egg timer goes off, immediately drain the eggs and transfer them to the ice water. 2 When the eggs are cool enough to handle, peel and cut in half. Genevieve Ko, latimes.com, "Jammy egg salad — a moist, more intensely eggy variation on the classic," 18 June 2019 When pressed for details, the same group will provide an injury prognosis in the terms of minutes and hours, as if recoveries can be measured with an egg timer. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "It's time for college football, NCAA to embrace injury reports with gambling influence rising," 3 July 2018 The interview subjects in the film—family, friends, and colleagues—recall how Rogers once filmed an egg timer just to teach the children watching how long a minute was. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Won’t You Be My Neighbor?," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of egg timer

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Egg timer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/egg%20timer. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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