a person or thing that keeps time.
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.
a timepiece: This watch is a good timekeeper.
a person employed to keep account of the hours of work done by others.
a person who beats time in music.

1680–90; time + keeper

timekeeping, noun
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timekeeper (ˈtaɪmˌkiːpə)
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

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Example sentences
Watching over them is the overbearing timekeeper and the all-seeing eyes in the ceiling.
The referee picked up the count from the timekeeper.
Timekeeper training is for all timekeepers and their delegates.
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