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noun

a clock with an attachment that may be manually activated to stamp or otherwise record the exact time on a card or tape, used to keep a record of the time of something, as of the arrival and departure of employees.

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Origin of time clock

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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time clock

noun

a clock which records, by punching or stamping cards inserted into it, the time of arrival or departure of people, such as employees in a factory
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