egg timer

noun

Definition of egg timer 

: a small sandglass for timing the boiling of eggs

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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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