chronometer

[ kruh-nom-i-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF chronometer

Synonyms for chronometer

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHRONOMETER

We were now questioned about our longitude, and whether we had a chronometer.

The captain kept his eyes fixed on the chronometer in his hand.

The chronometer on the mantel was obscured by a thick layer of dust.

Faces isn't the chronometer to steer your boat to the good ones.

He stood with a strained tautness, staring feverishly at the chronometer.

Bishop noticed the thistle bouquet in a vase over the chronometer.

But the terrible question was, how near right is the chronometer?

He looked at the chronometer on the wall—he had slept twelve hours!

The famous London chronometer told him that it was nine o'clock.

"It is now a quarter to," said the professor, regarding his chronometer.

WORD ORIGIN

1735, from chrono- "time" + -meter. Related: Chronometric.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHRONOMETER

clock

nountimekeeping device
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