timekeeper

[ tahym-kee-per ]
/ ˈtaɪmˌki pər /

noun

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.

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Origin of timekeeper

First recorded in 1680–90; time + keeper

OTHER WORDS FROM timekeeper

timekeeping, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for timekeeper

timekeeper
/ (ˈtaɪmˌkiːpə) /

noun

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

Derived forms of timekeeper

timekeeping, noun
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