stopwatch

noun stop·watch \ ˈstäp-ˌwäch \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

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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STOPWATCH Defined for English Language Learners

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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

stopwatch

noun stop·watch \ ˈstäp-ˌwäch \

Definition of stopwatch for Students

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


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