wrist·​watch | \ˈrist-ˌwäch \

Definition of wristwatch 

: a small watch that is attached to a bracelet or strap and is worn around the wrist

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And General Magic employees talked about things like wristwatch computers and mobile touch-operating systems. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "General Magic—how tech superfriends assembled, dreamt up smartphones, and failed," 12 Aug. 2018 But had the Mossad, as Mr. Netanyahu implied, carried out a secret operation to recover a wristwatch? Ronen Bergman, New York Times, "Israel’s Secret Operation to Recover the Watch of a Legendary Spy," 5 July 2018 Boat-makers have embraced new technology, from docking a boat with a joystick to creating a wake-surf wave from a wristwatch. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mercury Marine buys Menomonee Falls company in $910 million deal," 29 June 2018 Initial Thoughts The Type 390 is a tourbillon wristwatch with a very unusual tubular movement – the arrangement is very much unlike the Type 370, however. Bloomberg.com, "A $300,000 Watch for Your $3.26 Million Sports Car," 3 Apr. 2018 Israel’s Mossad spy agency has recovered a wristwatch that belonged to Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy publicly executed in Syria five decades ago. James Rogers, Fox News, "Secret Israeli operation recovers watch that belonged to legendary 1960s spy executed in Syria," 6 July 2018 In a two-artist show at Locks Gallery, Joseph Cornell overshadows Thomas Chimes, but don’t miss the latter’s small fine paintings, including one based on the famous photograph of Marcel Duchamp as Adam, in fig-leaf and wristwatch. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "ADAA: A Fair to Remember Starts a Month of Art Show Madness," 1 Mar. 2018 But recently the Butlers and their company MARS Bioimaging tested the full size version of the scanner on Phil, who allowed his ankle and wrist, including his wristwatch, to be imaged. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Check Out These Awesome New 3D, Full-Color X-Rays," 13 July 2018 By his own admission, his alter-ego was timid Daniel Striped Tiger, a friendly tiger who wore a wristwatch, while his wife Joanne, interviewed extensively on camera in the documentary, was the inspiration for Queen Sara Saturday. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Mr. Rogers still a trusted name and neighbor to Northwest Indiana public TV," 27 June 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wristwatch was in 1896

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English Language Learners Definition of wristwatch

: a watch that you wear on a strap or band around your wrist


wrist·​watch | \ˈrist-ˌwäch \

Kids Definition of wristwatch

: a watch attached to a bracelet or strap and worn on the wrist

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