time clock


Definition of time clock

: a clock that stamps starting and quitting times on an employee's time card

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Unlike sports, there is no time clock, so there can be no winning or losing — there is merely surviving and innovating to endure. Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times, "For His Next Act, Ken Chenault Turns His Focus on Silicon Valley," 29 Jan. 2018 Still, Baker flashed the thing that makes him dangerous -- that speed -- at the NFL Combine with a 40-yard dash time clocked at 4.53 seconds. Bill Landis, cleveland.com, "Jerome Baker drafted by Miami Dolphins in the third round, No. 73 overall in 2018 NFL Draft," 28 Apr. 2018 Their preference was to wait until the 17th day of the season, which would have delayed the start of Lucchesi’s service time clock while potentially truncating his season by just two starts. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres prospect Joey Lucchesi to make major league debut Friday," 29 Mar. 2018 That would be one way to justify not starting his service time clock before at least the Super 2 cutoff in June. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Fantasy baseball waiver wire: Franmil Reyes, Austin Meadows promoted," 18 May 2018 The date, according to a digital time clock hung about the stage, is 20 June 2018, but the setting feels antiquated by the cast's muted, knee-length dresses, or trousers and dress shirts (by Bregje van Balen). Lauren Warnecke, chicagotribune.com, "Joffrey's North American premiere of 'Midsummer' is a 'Joy.' That’s its only problem.," 26 Apr. 2018 That came and went on Friday, which means players whose service-time clock begins now or at any later point of the season won’t accrue a full year of service in 2018. Michael Beller, SI.com, "Nick Senzel's Possible Promotion Lands Him on the Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire," 14 Apr. 2018 Certainly there are biological time clocks but your life's happiness does not necessarily have to begin and end with a time frame. Colin Stutz, Billboard, "Spotlight: Tina Farris' Journey From Fan to 'Bothering Little Sister' to Tour Managing The Roots, D'Angelo & More," 30 Mar. 2018 If unpaid bills and time clocks were largely absent from other family sitcoms, Roseanne brought them to center stage as Roseanne and Dan work overtime and cycle through odd jobs to make ends meet. Angela Allan, The Atlantic, "How Roseanne Handled the Culture Wars of Its Time," 27 Mar. 2018

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1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of time clock was in 1887

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English Language Learners Definition of time clock

: a special clock that is used to record the times when an employee starts and stops working

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