time clock


Definition of 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 At the time of the film’s release, there was much talk about the original running time clocking in at nearly three and a half hours, resulting in significant cuts — including reducing the opening scene from a 30-40 minute sequence to 10 minutes. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," 14 Jan. 2020 His sixth championship reminded us why this guy may have just beaten back the time clock. BostonGlobe.com, "The Lunder Building at Massachusetts General Hospital. A Globe Spotlight Team report looked at concurrent surgeries at the hospital.," 31 Dec. 2019 Known for its signature sliders, the world's largest White Castle and Arizona's first made a splashy opening with wait times clocking over two hours and people who camped out days in advance. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Pizza, burgers and craft beer: 41 new restaurants opened in metro Phoenix in October," 5 Nov. 2019 But there's no agreement on which time clocks ought to follow. Tom Davies, Indianapolis Star, "Poll: 70% of Americans don't like daylight saving time," 1 Nov. 2019 According to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 7 in 10 Americans prefer not to switch back-and-forth, but there’s no agreement on which time clocks ought to follow. chicagotribune.com, "Reminder! Clocks fall back tonight!," 1 Nov. 2019 But there’s no agreement on which time clocks ought to follow. Washington Post, "AP-NORC poll: Most Americans dislike twice-a-year time flops," 1 Nov. 2019 But there's no agreement on which time clocks ought to follow. CBS News, "Dislike twice-a-year time changes? You're part of large majority of Americans, poll shows," 1 Nov. 2019 Still, everyone will be watching closely the first time clock management comes into play. Scott Patsko, cleveland.com, "19 Browns questions in need of answers as the 2019 season begins," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of time clock

1887, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jan 2020

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“Time clock.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20clock. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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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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