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timekeeper

[tahym-kee-per] /ˈtaɪmˌki pər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that keeps time.
2.
an official appointed to time, regulate, and record the duration of a sports contest or its component parts, as to give the official time of a race, assure that a round of boxing is ended exactly on time, or announce to football, basketball, hockey, etc., teams the amount of time left to play.
3.
a timepiece:
This watch is a good timekeeper.
4.
a person employed to keep account of the hours of work done by others.
5.
a person who beats time in music.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; time + keeper
Related forms
timekeeping, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for time-keeper

timekeeper

/ˈtaɪmˌkiːpə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that keeps or records time
2.
an employee who maintains a record of the hours worked by the other employees
3.
a device for indicating time; timepiece
4.
an employee with respect to his or her record of punctuality a good timekeeper
Derived Forms
timekeeping, noun
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Word Origin and History for time-keeper
n.

also timekeeper, 1680s, from time (n.) + keeper.

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