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[tahym-kee-per] /ˈtaɪmˌki pər/
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.
Origin of timekeeper
1680-90; time + keeper
Related forms
timekeeping, noun Unabridged
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  • The study comprises part of the background research for the hall of timekeeping in the Museum of History and Technology.

    The Auburndale Watch Company Edwin A. Battison
  • I dont believe I could get a job at timekeeping in a real mill.

  • It had a striking part, and a timekeeping part, each distinct from the other.

    Stories of Useful Inventions Samuel Eagle Foreman
  • timekeeping for a stevedore firm and getting ten dollars a week!

    The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace
  • Altogether, then, these early clocks were easily surpassed in accuracy of timekeeping by a sun-dial or a good clepsydra.

    Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley
  • For timekeeping, the watch was still less useful than the watchman.

    Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley
  • The question arises, therefore, why this newcomer in the field of timekeeping, should have begun to displace the earlier devices.

    Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley
  • A timekeeping department, the pendulum or balance spring, whose oscillations must all be of equal duration.

    A Text-Book of Astronomy George C. Comstock
British Dictionary definitions for timekeeping


a person or thing that keeps or records time
an employee who maintains a record of the hours worked by the other employees
a device for indicating time; timepiece
an employee with respect to his or her record of punctuality: a good timekeeper
Derived Forms
timekeeping, noun
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