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or ho·rol·o·ger

[haw-rol-uh-jist, hoh-]
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  1. an expert in horology.
  2. a person who makes clocks or watches.
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Origin of horologist

First recorded in 1790–1800; horologe + -ist
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Related Words for horologist

lapidary, watchmaker, goldsmith, horologist, silversmith, gemologist

Examples from the Web for horologist

Historical Examples of horologist

  • Thomas Mudge was the first horologist who successfully applied it to watches in the detached form, about 1750.

    An Analysis of the Lever Escapement

    H. R. Playtner

  • At London the horologist, G. Clement, solved the problem in 1675 with his rack escapement and recoil anchor.

  • Several facts of great interest to the horologist are here shown.

British Dictionary definitions for horologist


horologer (hɒˈrɒlədʒə)

  1. a person skilled in horology, esp an expert maker of timepieces
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