horologist

noun

ho·​rol·​o·​gist hə-ˈrä-lə-jist How to pronounce horologist (audio)
1
: a person skilled in the practice or theory of horology
2
: a maker of clocks or watches

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the program, Charles invites Blades and his team, including a ceramics expert, horologist and furniture restorer, to Dumfries House in Scotland. Toyin Owoseje, CNN, 12 Oct. 2022 The talented host, Brian Reed, investigates a small town in Alabama at the behest of eccentric horologist John B. McLemore, who claims the son of a wealthy family has gotten away with murder. Simon Hill, Wired, 4 Aug. 2022 The talented host, Brian Reed, investigates a small town in Alabama at the behest of eccentric horologist John B. McLemore, who claims the son of a wealthy family has gotten away with murder. Simon Hill, Wired, 4 Aug. 2022 The talented host, Brian Reed, investigates a small town in Alabama at the behest of eccentric horologist John B. McLemore, who claims the son of a wealthy family has gotten away with murder. Simon Hill, Wired, 4 Aug. 2022 The English horologist, who produced only a few dozen handmade pocketwatches and wristwatches during his lifetime, is also known for his collaboration with Roger Smith, another notable independent watchmaker. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 18 Aug. 2022 The talented host, Brian Reed, investigates a small town in Alabama at the behest of eccentric horologist John B. McLemore, who claims the son of a wealthy family has gotten away with murder. Simon Hill, Wired, 4 Aug. 2022 The talented host, Brian Reed, investigates a small town in Alabama at the behest of eccentric horologist John B. McLemore, who claims the son of a wealthy family has gotten away with murder. Simon Hill, Wired, 4 Aug. 2022 The talented host, Brian Reed, investigates a small town in Alabama at the behest of eccentric horologist John B. McLemore, who claims the son of a wealthy family has gotten away with murder. Simon Hill, Wired, 4 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of horologist was in 1798

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Cite this Entry

“Horologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horologist. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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