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English definition of “timekeeper”

timekeeper

noun [C]     /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).Watches and clocksSpending time and time passing 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 jobsSpending time and time passing a good/bad timekeeper a person who usually arrives on time/late for something, especially workAt the right time
(Definition of timekeeper noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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