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Definition of horologist

1 : a person skilled in the practice or theory of horology
2 : a maker of clocks or watches

Examples of horologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the company has hired a team of gemologists and horologists to inspect and authenticate luxury jewelry and watches. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 28 June 2019 Today, on what would have been Harrison’s 325th birthday, Google is celebrating the legendary horologist with a special Doodle. Eli Meixler, Time, 3 Apr. 2018 While Reed’s research would lead to the realization that no murder actually took place, he was captivated by the enigmatic and crass McLemore, who among other things was regarded as one of the world’s pre-eminent horologists, or clockmakers. Zack Ruskin, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Jan. 2018 This summer, Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe held an 10-day exhibition of the house’s history at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan that drew 27,499 horologists, collectors, and enthusiasts worldwide. H.w. Vail, Vanities, 8 Dec. 2017 Many of them were clock customers and horologists of different stripes. Mike Pesca, Slate Magazine, 21 Apr. 2017 Other yuks fall into the category of mildly naughty Dad Jokes, and include a ribald misinterpretation of the word horologist. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of horologist

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Horologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horologist. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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