timekeeper

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noun time·keep·er \ˈtīm-ˌkē-pər\

Definition of timekeeper

  1. 1 :  a person appointed to mark and announce the time in an athletic game or contest

  2. 2 :  timepiece

  3. 3 :  a clerk who keeps records of the time worked by employees

timekeeping

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Examples of timekeeper in a Sentence

  1. The timekeeper forgot to stop the clock during the team's last time-out.

  2. the museum includes some ancient water clocks and sundials in its collection of historical timekeepers

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First Known Use of timekeeper

1686


TIMEKEEPER Defined for English Language Learners

timekeeper

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Definition of timekeeper for English Language Learners

  • : a person who controls or records official times during a contest (such as a race or game)

  • —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 Defined for Kids

timekeeper

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noun time·keep·er \ˈtīm-ˌkē-pər\

Definition of timekeeper for Students

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



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