sandglass

noun

sand·​glass ˈsan(d)-ˌglas How to pronounce sandglass (audio)
: an instrument (such as an hourglass) for measuring time by the running of sand

Word History

First Known Use

1556, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sandglass was in 1556

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“Sandglass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandglass. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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sandglass

noun
sand·​glass ˈsan(d)-ˌglas How to pronounce sandglass (audio)
: an instrument (as an hourglass) for measuring time by the running of sand

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