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egg timer

a small hourglass or clock device running about three to five minutes, used to time the boiling of an egg.
Origin of egg timer
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Now, literally there is an egg timer which has a horrible sound to it, and it will go off after give minutes.
British Dictionary definitions for egg timer

egg timer

a device, typically a miniature hourglass, for timing the boiling of an egg
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