time clock


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

Examples of time clock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hansen said that the restaurant went to biometric time clocks. Richard Ruelas, USA TODAY, 16 May 2023 The time clock works so. John Crowley, Harper’s Magazine , 4 Jan. 2022 Posts aren’t limited to a time clock. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 Plenty of questions remain about how the Orioles will break camp, even if the most significant one — whether top prospect Adley Rutschman’s service time clock would be started — was likely answered before the games began, with Rutschman shut down with a right tricep strain. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 18 Mar. 2022 And there is a time clock associated with this. Howard Rosen, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 The time clock is going in his head. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 27 Nov. 2020 That throws off the honeysuckle’s time clock. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 13 Nov. 2020 The Brewers may very well prefer Wiemer to Naquin, but would the margin be great enough to not only lose Naquin but start Wiemer’s service time clock on opening day? Journal Sentinel, 18 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of time clock was in 1887

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“Time clock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20clock. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

time clock

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

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