Meaning of “timekeeper” in the English Dictionary

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"timekeeper" in British English

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timekeepernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtaɪmˌkiː.pər/ us /ˈtaɪmˌkiː.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 jobs

a good/bad timekeeper

a person who usually arrives on time/late for something, especially work

(Definition of “timekeeper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)