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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STOPWATCH

He never looked at Natica, nor at the Hartopp; but he tossed me a stopwatch and told me to keep time.

The stopwatch which measures every movement in fractions of a second has become the symbol of this new economic period.

Come soon to England and bring your automobile, and we will conspire against you with a policeman and a stopwatch.

Suiting action to word, he took up his stopwatch and set the needle swinging.

I don't think I can answer that question accurately, because the time approximation, without a stopwatch, would be difficult.

Do you remember offhand what the stopwatch timed us at—I think we did it twice, is that correct?

Did we make any or do any stopwatch tests about any route from the southeast corner of the sixth floor down to the lunchroom?

You saw the stopwatch on all of these timing occasions when it was started and when it was stopped, is that correct?

When you—you saw me start the stopwatch and you saw me stop it there, right?

And when in Dallas, we started the stopwatch from the time that the last shot was fired, is that correct?

WORD ORIGIN

also stop-watch, 1737, from stop (v.) + watch (n.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STOPWATCH

clock

nountimekeeping device
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