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hourglassnoun [C]

uk   /ˈaʊə.ɡlɑːs/ us   /ˈaʊr.ɡlæs/
a glass container filled with sand that takes one hour to move from an upper to a lower part through a narrow opening in the middle, used especially in the past to measure time
(Definition of hourglass from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hourglassnoun [C]

us   /ˈɑʊərˌɡlæs/
a glass container that contains sand that moves from an upper to a lower part through a narrow opening in the middle and is used for measuring time
(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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