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 Smartphones are multifunctional devices that are swiftly replacing other devices, like our cameras, our televisions, our computers and our wristwatches. Mohanbir Sawhney For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Samsung and other smartphone makers need to focus on solving new problems, not old ones," 14 Feb. 2020 Some people prefer a smartwatch that blends seamlessly and unobtrusively into their overall aesthetic—drawing no more attention than a traditional wristwatch. Popular Science, "Smartwatches that help your life run more smoothly," 29 Jan. 2020 The alarm on my wristwatch buzzed, signaling the point of no return. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The 10 Best F&S Stories of 2019," 31 Dec. 2019 But in a way, there’s something almost melancholy about a 50-year-old wristwatch design still commanding so much attention. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "Technology and Mankind’s Shrinking Dominion," 19 July 2019 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

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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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12 Mar 2020

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“Wristwatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wristwatch. Accessed 7 Apr. 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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