water clock

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noun

a device, as a clepsydra, for measuring time by the flow of water.

Nearby words

  1. water butt,
  2. water cannon,
  3. water carrier,
  4. water chestnut,
  5. water chinquapin,
  6. water closet,
  7. water clover,
  8. water cooler,
  9. water crake,
  10. water cure

Origin of water clock

First recorded in 1595–1605

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British Dictionary definitions for water clock

water clock

water glass

noun

any of various devices for measuring time that use the escape of water as the motive force
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