timekeeper

noun
time·​keep·​er | \ ˈtīm-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce timekeeper (audio) \

Definition of timekeeper

1 : a person appointed to mark and announce the time in an athletic game or contest
2 : timepiece
3 : a clerk who keeps records of the time worked by employees

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Other Words from timekeeper

timekeeping \ ˈtīm-​ˌkē-​piŋ How to pronounce timekeeping (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for timekeeper

Synonyms

chronometer, clock, timepiece, timer

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Examples of timekeeper in a Sentence

The timekeeper forgot to stop the clock during the team's last time-out. the museum includes some ancient water clocks and sundials in its collection of historical timekeepers

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Lesnar sidestepped him and delivered a couple of German suplexes while Heyman walked around the ring and delivered the briefcase to the timekeeper. Aaron Oster, baltimoresun.com, "Brock Lesnar cashes in at ‘Extreme Rules’ to become Universal Champion again," 15 July 2019 Eventually, the effects of tidal friction should overcome all those other factors, and Earth’s days will get longer and longer as its rotation keeps slowing (forcing timekeepers to add leap seconds to the calendar periodically). Brian Resnick, Vox, "The summer solstice is coming: 9 things to know about the longest day of the year," 14 June 2019 Eventually, the effects of tidal friction should overcome all those other factors, and Earth’s days will get longer and longer as its rotation keeps slowing (forcing timekeepers to add leap seconds to the calendar periodically). Brian Resnick, Vox, "The summer solstice is coming: 9 things to know about the longest day of the year," 14 June 2019 Indeed, our neural timekeeper has proved so elusive that most scientists assume this mechanism is distributed throughout the brain, with different regions using different monitors to keep track of time according to their needs. Quanta Magazine, "New Clues to How the Brain Maps Time," 26 Jan. 2016 Terry had been laid off from Fafnir in 1945 when the war ended, but she was hired by Stanley Works and promoted to a timekeeper position. M.a.c. Lynch, courant.com, "Love Story: Still On Hayride Of Love After Two Near Disasters," 29 Apr. 2018 Eventually, the effects of tidal friction should overcome all those other factors, and Earth’s days will get longer and longer as the planet’s rotation keeps slowing (forcing timekeepers to add leap seconds to the calendar periodically). Brian Resnick, Vox, "The winter solstice is Friday: 8 things to know about the shortest day of the year," 18 Dec. 2018 The timekeeper signals for the last ball to be drawn. Scott Bordow, azcentral, "How it happened: Phoenix Suns win NBA draft lottery," 19 May 2018 The timekeepers displayed in the photo aren't just your ordinary watches either. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Showed off Matching Diamond Watches," 14 July 2018

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First Known Use of timekeeper

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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timekeeper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of timekeeper

: a person who controls or records official times during a contest (such as a race or game)
British used in the phrases good timekeeper and bad/poor timekeeper to say that someone is or is not good about arriving at the correct or expected time

timekeeper

noun
time·​keep·​er | \ ˈtīm-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce timekeeper (audio) \

Kids Definition of timekeeper

: an official who keeps track of the time in a sports contest

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