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)
Recent Examples of stopwatch from the Web
Executives at the home of TV’s most famous stopwatch have obviously taken note that Kelly, who signed with NBC in January after 12 years at Fox News, is providing the venerable program its first high-profile competition in a while.
As soon as a play was over, the stopwatch was halted.
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First Known Use of stopwatch
STOPWATCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stopwatch for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of stopwatch for Students
: a watch that can be started and stopped for exact timing (as of a race)
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