the clock

Definition of the clock

  1. 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. 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. 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

  1. :  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

  1. :  to time with a stopwatch or by an electric timing device

    :  to be timed at

    :  to register on a mechanical recording device

  1. :  an ornamental figure on the ankle or side of a stocking or sock

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