horologist

noun
ho·​rol·​o·​gist | \hə-ˈrä-lə-jist \

Definition of horologist 

1 : a person skilled in the practice or theory of horology

2 : a maker of clocks or watches

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Today, on what would have been Harrison’s 325th birthday, Google is celebrating the legendary horologist with a special Doodle. Eli Meixler, Time, "Who Is John Harrison? Why Google Is Celebrating the English Clockmaker," 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, "‘S-Town’ creator Brian Reed on the podcast that changed his life," 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, "When Is a Watch Worth $280,000? When Joe DiMaggio Once Owned It," 8 Dec. 2017 Many of them were clock customers and horologists of different stripes. Mike Pesca, Slate Magazine, "Host and producer Brian Reed on finding the podcast’s story and how the town reacted to the spotlight.," 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, "'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' movie review: Argh! - again," 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of horologist

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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