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
Recent Examples of timekeeper from the Web
Supervision: The length of time the balls are mixed is monitored by a timekeeper who faces away from the machine and signals the machine operator after the appropriate amount of time has elapsed.
According to timekeepers at the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, the time determined by super-regular atomic clocks and the observed rotation of Earth have yet again become mismatched.
Clearly, Taylor should be plotting episodes for Doctor Who, not wasting his, erm, time on giant insectoid timekeepers.
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First Known Use of timekeeper
TIMEKEEPER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of timekeeper for Students
: an official who keeps track of the time in a sports contest
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