time clock
noun Date: 1887 a clock that stamps starting and quitting times on an employee's time card

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  • time clock — ˈtime clock noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES a clock, often connected to a computer, that records the exact time that someone arrives at and leaves work * * * time clock UK US noun [C] HR, WORKPLACE ► a machine, sometimes connected to a computer …   Financial and business terms

  • time clock — time′ clock n. hor a clock with an attachment that records the exact time on a card or tape, used to keep a record of the time of something, as the arrival and departure of employees • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • time clock — n a special clock that records the exact time when someone arrives at and leaves work …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • time clock — ☆ time clock n. a clock with a mechanism for recording on a timecard the time an employee begins and ends a work period …   English World dictionary

  • time clock — time ,clock noun count a piece of equipment that records what time people arrive at work and what time they leave …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Time clock — Early 20th century time clock made by IBM. The face shows employee numbers which would be dialed up by employees entering and leaving the factory. The day and time of entry and exit was punched onto cards inside the box A time clock, sometimes… …   Wikipedia

  • time clock — noun clock used to record the hours that people work (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑clock * * * noun : a clock with a device to record the times of arrival and departure of employees or the time at which a job is begun or completed compare telltale 3a * …   Useful english dictionary

  • time clock — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms time clock : singular time clock plural time clocks a piece of equipment that records what time people arrive at work and what time they leave …   English dictionary

  • time clock — n. to punch a time clock …   Combinatory dictionary

  • time clock — clock with records when a worker arrives to and leaves from work …   English contemporary dictionary

  • time clock — a clock with an attachment that may be manually activated to stamp or otherwise record the exact time on a card or tape, used to keep a record of the time of something, as of the arrival and departure of employees. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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