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carriage clock

a portable clock, usually in a rectangular case with a handle on the top, of a type originally used by travellers
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Examples from the Web for carriage clock
Historical Examples
  • He brought them with the carriage clock and my bag, but, of course, they were not mine.

    The Master of the Ceremonies George Manville Fenn
  • A carriage clock in leather had been placed on the mantelpiece.

    The Price of Love

    Arnold Bennett
  • This handle is retained in the carriage clock of to-day—a clock which finds a prototype in the carriage clock of Marie Antoinette.

    Chats on Old Clocks Arthur Hayden
  • It is a small, light compact contrivance driven by a kind of carriage clock.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications

    Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
Contemporary definitions for carriage clock

a small portable clock in a rectangular case with a top handle, first used by travelers but now ornamental


Abraham Louis Breguet is said to have been the inventor of the carriage clock.

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