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water clock

noun
1.
a device, as a clepsydra, for measuring time by the flow of water.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605
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Examples for water clock
  • The sundial's nocturnal counterpart, the water clock, was designed to measure temporal hours at night.
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water clock

noun
1.
any of various devices for measuring time that use the escape of water as the motive force
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