egg timer


: a small sandglass for timing the boiling of eggs

Examples of egg timer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The design resembles a kitchen egg timer with a power button on the front and a ring of dedicated buttons for each sound surrounding the top speaker. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 24 Jan. 2023 An egg timer or stopwatch can be a valuable addition to your workspace. Barnaby Lashbrooke, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 Duritsa sets an egg timer for 20 minutes to research content suitable for sharing. Janine MacLachlan, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 Made from food-safe poly resin, the egg timer changes color to show you how well done your food will be. Chris Hachey, BGR, 11 June 2021 After receiving the vaccine, a patient is given an egg timer set for 15 minutes and is told to wait until the time is up before leaving the center. Laura Bednar, cleveland, 29 Mar. 2021 Schranck, 33, played Mario as a kid in Missouri so much that his mom set an egg timer to limit his gameplay in the mornings before school. Anne McCarthy, Wired, 21 Mar. 2021 At Valenti’s Delicatessen and Marketplace in St. Charles, Mo., an egg timer rings every 15 minutes. New York Times, 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, 21 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of egg timer was in 1884

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“Egg timer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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