time card


Definition of time card

: a card used with a time clock to record an employee's starting and quitting times each day or on each job

Examples of time card in a Sentence

Don't forget to punch your time card on your way out.
Recent Examples on the Web One sergeant failed a polygraph exam, and an assistant warden edited her time card without explanation, according to the report. al, "Alabama prison guards allegedly beat, hog-tied, ignored inmate who later died: Secret report," 7 June 2020 Allah also alleged that some workers have been unable to punch time cards, to record their hours worked, have worked double shifts, or have worked on the expectation of future pay. Daniel A. Gross, The New Yorker, "“It Spreads Like Wildfire”: COVID-19 Comes to New York’s Prisons," 24 Mar. 2020 Prosecutors began investigating his time cards and schedules earlier this year after other agency officials reported the alleged misconduct. Alejandro Serrano, SFChronicle.com, "The Scanner: Retired battalion chief in hot water, BART coffee-shop scheme ends in plea," 9 Dec. 2019 The officers submitted falsified time cards to LMPD, which in turn would be reimbursed with federal dollars by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Ex-LMPD officers in overtime scheme avoid prison time and instead get probation," 6 Feb. 2020 Her first job was weeding soybean fields, and punching a time card, on her family's farm in rural Illinois. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "A Q&A with Sen. Kelly Loeffler on her unlikely path to Washington—and what she’s planning to do there," 17 Jan. 2020 Raytheon uncovered evidence that Serageldin had violated company security polices while investigating him for alleged time card fraud. Washington Post, "National Digest: Man pleads guilty to keeping documents," 14 Dec. 2019 Chapter 6: Last day laid bare David Bocks’ final shift is pieced together through police statements and time cards. cincinnati.com, "Accused podcast, Season 3, Chapter 6: Last day laid bare," 14 Jan. 2020 Prosecutors began investigating his time cards and schedules earlier this year after other Con Fire officials reported the alleged misconduct. Alejandro Serrano, SFChronicle.com, "Retired Contra Costa battalion chief charged with lying on time cards to steal $46,000," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of time card

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of time card was circa 1891

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“Time card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20card. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of time card

: a piece of paper or cardboard that is put into a special clock in order to record the times when an employee starts and stops working

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