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tim·er

timer

 
pronunciation:
taI mr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who measures or records time.
The timers stood at the finish line with their stopwatches.
definition 2: a device that measures time.
We used a stopwatch as our timer at the swim meet.
 
definition 3: a device that starts or stops a machine or appliance at set times.
The timer turns our lights on and off while we are away from home.
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