What does a man who has had a glass too much call a chronometer?
"Six-thirty now," he said, and restored the chronometer to his waistcoat pocket.
The commander checked his chronometer as the delegates went to send their coded reports to their home worlds.
To find an azimuth of the sun: Note the time of taking the azimuth by chronometer.
There is one more very important fact to know about the chronometer.
It has four alarm clocks, three pairs of cuff-links and a chronometer in it!
He lay just as, in the vision, I had seen him; the chronometer was above him and the two heavy revolvers hung underneath it.
"Oh, I tinker a chronometer once in a while," McPhearson answered.
A good deal of thought and study can be bestowed to great advantage on the "action" of a chronometer escapement.
He made sure of this by the ship's chronometer, which he had thoughtfully brought with him.
An extremely accurate clock or other timepiece. Chronometers are used in scientific experiments, navigation, and astronomical observations. It was the invention of a chronometer capable of being used aboard ship, in 1762, that allowed navigators for the first time to accurately determine their longitude at sea.