stopwatch
noun Date: 1737 a watch with a hand or a digital display that can be started and stopped at will for exact timing (as of a race)

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  • Stopwatch — (engl., spr. Stopnatsch), so v.w. Stoppuhr …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • stopwatch — (n.) also stop watch, 1737, from STOP (Cf. stop) (v.) + WATCH (Cf. watch) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stopwatch — ► NOUN ▪ a special watch with buttons that start and stop the display, used to time races …   English terms dictionary

  • stopwatch — [stäp′wäch΄] n. a watch with a hand or a digital readout that can be started and stopped instantly so as to indicate seconds or fractions of seconds, as for timing races …   English World dictionary

  • Stopwatch — A stopwatch is a handheld timepiece designed to measure the amount of time elapsed from a particular time when activated to when the piece is deactivated. A large digital version of a stopwatch designed for viewing at a distance, as in a sports… …   Wikipedia

  • stopwatch — UK [ˈstɒpˌwɒtʃ] / US [ˈstɑpˌwɑtʃ] noun [countable] Word forms stopwatch : singular stopwatch plural stopwatches a small clock used for measuring the time it takes to do something very accurately …   English dictionary

  • stopwatch — [[t]stɒ̱pwɒtʃ[/t]] stopwatches also stop watch N COUNT A stopwatch is a watch with buttons which you press at the beginning and end of an event, so that you can measure exactly how long it takes …   English dictionary

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  • Stopwatch — Chronomètre Voir « chronomètre » sur le Wiktionnaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stopwatch — /stop woch /, n. a watch with a hand or hands that can be stopped or started at any instant, used for precise timing, as in races. [1730 40; STOP + WATCH] * * * …   Universalium

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