wrist·​watch | \ ˈrist-ˌwäch How to pronounce wristwatch (audio) \

Definition of wristwatch

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

Examples of wristwatch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Theft: Warrensville Center Road At 1:15 p.m. Dec. 31, security at Macy’s, 2201 Warrensville Center Road, reported having in custody a man who had stolen $190 worth of wristwatches. cleveland, "Undocumented El Salvadoran arrested after causing disturbance in apartment: University Heights Police Blotter," 7 Jan. 2020 What’s the point of a $100 Ferrari polo shirt or $250 wristwatch? Chris Bryant | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Ferrari Trails Behind Porsche in One Crucial Race," 5 Nov. 2019 Cofounded in 2015 by Josh Luber and Quicken Loans billionaire Dan Gilbert, StockX has fully appropriated Wall Street lingo to resell sneakers, streetwear, handbags, and wristwatches. Ashwin Rodrigues, Fortune, "What Is StockX? Everything You Need to Know About the Billion-Dollar Sneaker Empire," 21 July 2019 Heath’s own mixed-media artwork reflects her interest in the cultural diversity of the bygone world, embracing everything from old wristwatches and lace to worn photographs and Grecian texts. Michael Dumas, al, "Art gallery fills a creative need on the Eastern Shore," 22 Dec. 2019 The British news agency also noted that an original Kelton wristwatch, which hid a compass on the back of its face, sold for $259, or 200 British pounds. Fox News, "Rare World War II 'escape kits' sold at auction," 19 Nov. 2019 However, having the convenience of a wristwatch has its perks. Teen Vogue, "Gift Ideas: 15 Stylish Watches Perfect for Holiday Season," 10 Oct. 2019 Antonio Brown, for not thinking of wearing a lux wristwatch in a game and setting off a firestorm of controversy. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "NCAA says California could spoil college athletics. It’s a tired argument," 14 Sep. 2019 Enrique Peña Nieto was so stylish that the famed Beverly Hills boutique Bijan designed a wristwatch in his honor. Washington Post, "López Obrador’s cost-cutting spree is transforming Mexico — and drawing blowback from bureaucrats," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of wristwatch

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wristwatch was in 1896

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16 Jan 2020

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“Wristwatch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wristwatch. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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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 How to pronounce wristwatch (audio) \

Kids Definition of wristwatch

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

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