watchcase

noun
watch·​case | \ ˈwäch-ˌkās How to pronounce watchcase (audio) , ˈwȯch- \

Definition of watchcase

: the outside metal covering of a watch

Examples of watchcase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Situated on the ground floor of a former watchcase factory reimagined by designer Steven Gambrel, the residence opens to the sidewalk just steps from downtown. Amanda Sims Clifford, House Beautiful, 17 Apr. 2020 A Bulova watchcase factory, shuttered in 1981, has been repurposed as condominiums and townhouses. Jan Benzel, New York Times, 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of watchcase

1671, in the meaning defined above

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watchcase

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“Watchcase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watchcase. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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