- 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 time-keeping
It was all in the evening papers, and he had been dismissed from his time-keeping at the foundry.The Christian
This played havoc with time-keeping, and caused great confusion.Time Telling through the Ages
Harry Chase Brearley
In time-keeping invar is likely to be as valuable as in surveying.Inventors at Work
This new clock increased the accuracy of time-keeping tenfold.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
The floors bent beneath the feet of the time-keeping dancers.The Portent and Other Stories
- 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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