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timer

[tahy-mer] /ˈtaɪ mər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that times.
2.
a person who measures or records time.
3.
a device for indicating or measuring elapsed time, as a stopwatch.
4.
a device for controlling machinery, appliances, or the like, in a specified way at a predetermined time:
Please put the roast in the oven and set the timer to cook it for two hours.
5.
(in an internal-combustion engine) a set of points actuated by a cam, which causes the spark for igniting the charge at the instant required.
Origin of timer
1490-1500
1490-1500; time + -er1
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timer

/ˈtaɪmə/
noun
1.
a device for measuring, recording, or indicating time
2.
a switch or regulator that causes a mechanism to operate at a specific time or at predetermined intervals
3.
a person or thing that times
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Slang definitions & phrases for timer

time

interjection

Wait: stop talking or doing something: Time out. It's my turn


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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