- a person or thing that keeps time.
- an official appointed to time, regulate, and record the duration of a sports contest or its component parts, as to give the official time of a race, assure that a round of boxing is ended exactly on time, or announce to football, basketball, hockey, etc., teams the amount of time left to play.
- a timepiece: This watch is a good timekeeper.
- a person employed to keep account of the hours of work done by others.
- a person who beats time in music.
Origin of timekeeper
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Examples from the Web for timekeeping
I dont believe I could get a job at timekeeping in a real mill.
Timekeeping for a stevedore firm and getting ten dollars a week!The Viking Blood</p>
Frederick William Wallace
For timekeeping, the watch was still less useful than the watchman.Time Telling through the Ages
Harry Chase Brearley
It had a striking part, and a timekeeping part, each distinct from the other.Stories of Useful Inventions
Samuel Eagle Foreman
A timekeeping department, the pendulum or balance spring, whose oscillations must all be of equal duration.A Text-Book of Astronomy
George C. Comstock
- a person or thing that keeps or records time
- an employee who maintains a record of the hours worked by the other employees
- a device for indicating time; timepiece
- an employee with respect to his or her record of punctualitya good timekeeper
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