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stopwatch

[ stop-woch ]
/ ˈstɒpˌwɒtʃ /
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noun

a watch with a hand or hands that can be stopped or started at any instant, used for precise timing, as in races.

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Origin of stopwatch

First recorded in 1730–40; stop + watch
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British Dictionary definitions for stopwatch

stopwatch
/ (ˈstɒpˌwɒtʃ) /

noun

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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