Definition of wristwatch
: a small watch that is attached to a bracelet or strap and is worn around the wrist
Recent Examples of wristwatch from the Web
The record setting, $11-million wristwatch -- known by its reference number, 1518 -- is not on display, but pieces once owned by John F. Kennedy Jr., Duke Ellington and Joe DiMaggio have been assembled for the event.
In 1978, he was indicted by a federal grand jury for possessing 189 stolen wristwatches that had traveled from Little Rock, Ark., to Lenexa and Wichita.
A wristwatch, a bust of Winston Churchill, a tumbleweed—
Most of these devices are no more intrusive than a wristwatch.
The 18-karat wristwatch features a square silhouette, black band and roman numerals.
Just across the park from the theater where Obama spoke, GAESA’s subsidiaries have partnered with Swiss luxury chain Kempinski to open a $500-a-night hotel atop a new luxury mall that sells $3,000 Mont Blanc wristwatches.
Among NASA's gadgets are wristwatches that monitor sleep and light levels, caps that record electric signals in the brain and a robotic arm.
An old wristwatch might have helped confirm the identification.
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First Known Use of wristwatch
WRISTWATCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wristwatch for English Language Learners
: a watch that you wear on a strap or band around your wrist
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Definition of wristwatch for Students
: a watch attached to a bracelet or strap and worn on the wrist
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