Definition of the clock
1 : a clock that is used in sports and that shows how much time remains for a particular part of a game They were winning by 2 points with 10 seconds (left) on the clock. They stopped the (game) clock with eight seconds remaining.
2 : a special clock that is used to record the times when an employee starts and stops working : time clock I punched the clock at 8:45 and started working right away.
3 chiefly British : a device that shows how far a vehicle has traveled a car with 100,000 miles on the clock
Word by Word Definitions
: a device other than a watch for indicating or measuring time commonly by means of hands moving on a dial
: any periodic system by which time is measured
: a registering device usually with a dial
: to time with a stopwatch or by an electric timing device
: to be timed at
: to register on a mechanical recording device
: an ornamental figure on the ankle or side of a stocking or sock
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