egg timer
noun Date: 1884 a small sandglass for timing the boiling of eggs

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  • Egg timer — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Egg timer es un reloj que te sirve para indicar el tiempo de coccion de los huevos. Hay de dos tipos: mecanicos y digitales, los primeros son mas antiguos, los segundos mas precisos. Enlaces externos en Images.google …   Wikipedia Español

  • egg timer — egg timers also egg timer N COUNT An egg timer is a device that measures the time needed to boil an egg …   English dictionary

  • egg-timer — egg .timer n a small glass container with sand in it that runs from one part to the other in about three or five minutes, used for measuring the time it takes to boil an egg …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • egg timer — egg ,timer noun count a small glass object containing sand, used for measuring the time that you need to boil an egg …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Egg timer — An egg timer is a device whose primary function is to measure a set amount of time. Its primary purpose was to assist in cooking an egg in water. Some later designs allowed adjustments to measure many other cookery tasks.TechnologyTraditionally… …   Wikipedia

  • egg timer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms egg timer : singular egg timer plural egg timers a small glass object containing sand, used for measuring the time that you need to boil an egg …   English dictionary

  • egg timer — noun a sandglass that runs for three minutes; used to time the boiling of eggs • Hypernyms: ↑sandglass * * * ˈegg timer f8 [egg timer] noun a device that you use to measure the time needed to boil an egg …   Useful english dictionary

  • egg-timer — see egg timer …   English dictionary

  • egg timer — noun a) A small version of an hourglass used to time the boiling of an egg. b) A timer that can be set to sound an alarm after a certain amount of time; a kitchen timer …   Wiktionary

  • egg timer — small timer used for timing the boiling of eggs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • egg timer — a small hourglass or clock device running about three to five minutes, used to time the boiling of an egg. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

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