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timekeeper

noun [C] uk   /ˈtaɪmˌkiː.pər/ us    /-pɚ/
an object or person that records (an amount of) time: There's no point in having a clock which looks attractive if it isn't a good timekeeper (= if it doesn't show the correct time). a person who records the amount of time that people taking part in a race or competition take to finish the race or competition, or the amount of time that people at work spend working on their jobsa good/bad timekeeper a person who usually arrives on time/late for something, especially work
Translations of “timekeeper”
in Chinese (Traditional) 計時員, 計時器, (比賽或工作的)計時員…
in Chinese (Simplified) 计时员, 计时器, (比赛或工作的)计时员…
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