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standard time as applied at sea, reckoned according to the system of time zones.
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Origin of zone time
First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for zone time
/ (ˈzəʊnˌtaɪm) /
the standard time of the time zone in which a ship is located at sea, each zone extending 7 1/2 ° to each side of a meridian
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