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hourglassnoun [C]

uk   /ˈaʊə.ɡlɑːs/  us   /ˈaʊr.ɡlæs/
a ​glasscontainerfilled with ​sand that ​takes one ​hour to ​move from an ​upper to a ​lowerpart through a ​narrowopening in the ​middle, used ​especially in the past to ​measuretime
(Definition of hourglass from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hourglassnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑʊərˌɡlæs/
a ​glasscontainer that ​containssand that moves from an ​upper to a ​lowerpart through a ​narrowopening in the ​middle and is used for ​measuringtime
(Definition of hourglass from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hourglass”
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于计时的)沙漏…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於計時的)沙漏…
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