watchcase

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noun

the case or outer covering for the works of a watch.

Nearby words

  1. watch over,
  2. watch pocket,
  3. watch-glass,
  4. watchable,
  5. watchband,
  6. watchdog,
  7. watched pot never boils, a,
  8. watcher,
  9. watcheye,
  10. watchful

Origin of watchcase

First recorded in 1590–1600; watch + case2

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British Dictionary definitions for watchcase

watchcase

noun

a protective case for a watch, generally of metal such as gold, silver, brass, or gunmetal
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