- 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
Related Words for timekeeperalarm, timer, dial, clock, watch, chronometer, calendar, chronograph, repeater, metronome, pendulum, horologe, chronoscope, gnomon, sundial, stopwatch, clepsydra, hourglass, timepiece, tattler
Examples from the Web for timekeeper
Historical Examples of timekeeper
Henceforth, as formerly, the sun will suffice him for a timekeeper.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
Lum will be timekeeper and referee to make them break away when they clinch.In Happy Valley
Bangs said I could be a timekeeper, at fifteen dollars per week.Randy of the River
Horatio Alger Jr.
“There are only five minutes more of play,” said Tom, who heard that from the timekeeper.A Quarter-Back's Pluck
A clerk from the timekeeper's office shoved in, taking his place.Old Judge Priest
Irvin S. Cobb
- 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