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wrist watch

or wristwatch

a watch attached to a strap or band worn about the wrist.
Origin of wrist watch
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Her wrist-watch showed its tiny face from the center of a silver and jade bracelet.

    The Girl Scout's Triumph Katherine Keene Galt
  • She looked at the wrist-watch which, like every other little patriot, she possessed.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • Presently he bent down, glanced at the illuminated dial of his wrist-watch, and swore softly.

    Commander Lawless V.C. Rolf Bennett
  • The better way is to decide firmly to get a wrist-watch, and to get to sleep.

    The Perfect Gentleman Ralph Bergengren
  • The wrist-watch, to-day a military necessity, was at first a French idea.

    Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley
  • If you feel anything like that under the wrist-watch, breathe deeply, twice.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • "Quarter to five," announced the young captain, after consulting his wrist-watch.

  • Twice it halted and he consulted his wrist-watch with a frown.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
  • Then Nancy, glancing at her wrist-watch, remarked: It is now two oclock.

    Polly's Southern Cruise Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Alix glanced furtively at her wrist-watch; it was twenty minutes of ten.

    Sisters Kathleen Norris

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