Pocket chronometer
Chronometer Chro*nom"e*ter, n. [Gr. ? time + -meter: cf. F. chronom[`e]tre.] 1. An instrument for measuring time; a timekeeper. [1913 Webster]

2. A portable timekeeper, with a heavy compensation balance, and usually beating half seconds; -- intended to keep time with great accuracy for use an astronomical observations, in determining longitude, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mus.) A metronome. [1913 Webster]

{Box chronometer}. See under {Box}.

{Pocket chronometer}, a chronometer in the form of a large watch.

{To rate a chronometer}. See {Rate}, v. t. [1913 Webster]


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