stopwatch

noun
stop·​watch | \ˈstäp-ˌwäch \

Definition of stopwatch 

: a watch with a hand or a digital display that can be started and stopped at will for exact timing (as of a race)

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The times below represent the average of three launches, which were tracked with a stopwatch. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, "iOS 12 on the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Mini 2: It’s actually faster!," 17 Sep. 2018 Owens posted video last month on his Instagram account that appears to show two stopwatch operators capturing the 44-year-old running 40-yard dashes in 4.43 and 4.44 seconds. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Pro Football Hall of Fame won't introduce Terrell Owens at Gold Jacket Dinner or induction," 12 July 2018 The researchers, a trio of orthopedists from the University of Texas at Galveston, measured each run with three standard stopwatches and averaged the results. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "In Baseball, the Flashiest Slide May Not Be the Fastest," 28 Sep. 2018 Owens posted video last month on his Instagram account that appears to show two stopwatch operators capturing the 44-year-old running 40-yard dashes in 4.43 and 4.44 seconds. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Pro Football Hall of Fame won't introduce Terrell Owens at Gold Jacket Dinner or induction," 12 July 2018 Seconds Pro Interval Timer ($8) Emily Harrington, Climber For high-intensity interval training or circuits, a good stopwatch is key to a successful workout. Julie Brown, Outside Online, "The Best Training Apps for Athletes," 24 May 2018 My kids have always reached for my phone to use as a stopwatch for races, and for selfies. Michelle Mcnally, USA TODAY, "Hysterically true iPhone signatures only moms will fully understand," 15 May 2018 Owens posted video last month on his Instagram account that appears to show two stopwatch operators capturing the 44-year-old running 40-yard dashes in 4.43 and 4.44 seconds. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Pro Football Hall of Fame won't introduce Terrell Owens at Gold Jacket Dinner or induction," 12 July 2018 The jury sat as the stopwatch ticked off 17.9 seconds for 60 mph, 15.02 seconds for 70 mph and 13.14 for a speed of 80 miles an hour. Jennie Key, Cincinnati.com, "DUI or road rage? Pollitt murder case heads to closing arguments," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of stopwatch

1737, in the meaning defined above

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stopwatch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stopwatch

: a watch that can be started and stopped very quickly and that is used for measuring the amount of time that is taken to do something (such as to run a race)

stopwatch

noun
stop·​watch | \ˈstäp-ˌwäch \

Kids Definition of stopwatch

: a watch that can be started and stopped for exact timing (as of a race)

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