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wrist watch

or wristwatch

a watch attached to a strap or band worn about the wrist.
Origin of wrist watch
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When she woke she was startled to see by her wrist watch that it was after eleven.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • In her gesture, the ember-light caught the crystal of her wrist watch.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • He lost all count of time; his wrist watch was smashed on his wrist.

    Uncanny Tales Various
  • “Only three hours,” answered Laura, consulting her wrist watch.

  • Mr Pollard glanced at his wrist watch as he got into the cab.

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • Her suspicion of a double was roused by the wrist watch episode.

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • Not being able to get a look at her wrist watch, Verbeena then lost all sense of time.

    The Shriek Charles Somerville
  • She glanced at her wrist watch and saw that it was twelve-fifteen.

    The Deserted Yacht Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
  • She pulled back her coat sleeve and glanced at her wrist watch.

    The Orchard Secret

    Cleo Garis
  • "You certainly are a sportsman," he applauded and looked at his wrist watch.

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