What does a man who has had a glass too much call a chronometer?
The captain kept his eyes fixed on the chronometer in his hand.
The commander checked his chronometer as the delegates went to send their coded reports to their home worlds.
The chronometer on the mantel was obscured by a thick layer of dust.
There is one more very important fact to know about the chronometer.
Bishop noticed the thistle bouquet in a vase over the chronometer.
He lay just as, in the vision, I had seen him; the chronometer was above him and the two heavy revolvers hung underneath it.
But the terrible question was, how near right is the chronometer?
A good deal of thought and study can be bestowed to great advantage on the "action" of a chronometer escapement.
He looked at the chronometer on the wall—he had slept twelve hours!
An extremely accurate clock or other timepiece. Chronometers are used in scientific experiments, navigation, and astronomical observations. It was the invention of a chronometer capable of being used aboard ship, in 1762, that allowed navigators for the first time to accurately determine their longitude at sea.