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stopwatch

[stop-woch] /ˈstɒpˌwɒtʃ/
noun
1.
a watch with a hand or hands that can be stopped or started at any instant, used for precise timing, as in races.
Origin of stopwatch
1730-1740
First recorded in 1730-40; stop + watch
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stopwatch

/ˈstɒpˌwɒtʃ/
noun
1.
a type of watch used for timing events, such as sporting events, accurately, having a device for stopping the hand or hands instantly
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n.

also stop-watch, 1737, from stop (v.) + watch (n.).

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