- an apparatus for measuring and recording the progress of time; chronometer.
- a clock or a watch.
Origin of timepiece
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Examples from the Web for timepiece
As a timepiece, this dial will be found roughly correct for that latitude.
It is optional with the judges whether the use of a timepiece is to be allowed.
I had no timepiece, so when I saw a glow in the east, I got up, ate my breakfast and started.Old Rail Fence Corners
He felt an inclination to smash her head with the timepiece.
Frederick noticed a timepiece, a parrot-stick, and some engravings.
- any of various devices, such as a clock, watch, or chronometer, which measure and indicate time
- a device which indicates the time but does not strike or otherwise audibly mark the hours
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