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 The company staggered work shifts to reduce foot traffic around time clocks. Dallas News, "How a Grand Prairie factory reopens: Change half the jobs and bring everyone back slowly," 20 May 2020 If Mize and Manning were to arrive this year, others next, their service time clocks will begin ticking down to free agency. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' pitching prospects may be set back an entire year. That might be a good thing," 10 May 2020 On the other hand, the Giants will benefit because these prospects won’t be starting their big-league service-time clocks any time soon. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Five ways Giants will be affected by MLB’s new deal, from draft to free agents," 27 Mar. 2020 And after 37, just like a woman’s biological time clock goes down, your chance of reproducing goes down, your chance of starting a company after 37 goes down. David Gelles, New York Times, "Billionaire Confessional: David Rubenstein on Wealth and Privilege," 12 Mar. 2020 Some employees stopped taking shifts, worried about the risks of working elbow to elbow on tight factory lines or swiping in with their fingertips on biometric time clocks. Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, "What Happens When the Workers Who Make Hand Soap Get COVID-19? They Protest.," 28 Apr. 2020 From dedicated general-purpose CPUs like the SuperFX and SA-1, to digital signal processors like the DSP-1 and Cx4, to decompression accelerators like the S-DD1 and SPC7110, to real-time clocks from Sharp and Epson, and more... Ars Technica, "How SNES emulators got a few pixels from complete perfection," 1 Apr. 2020 Team executives can also be granted a one-time clock extension if a technological issue arises. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "A Virtual N.F.L. Draft Might Be a Back to the Future Moment," 20 Apr. 2020 Memorial senior Noah Czelusta ranked No. 8 in the same event (1:50.99), both times clocked at the UIL state meet. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "TISCA honors west Houston area swimming standouts," 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of time clock

1887, in the meaning defined above

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29 May 2020

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“Time clock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20clock. Accessed 31 May. 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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