chronometernoun [ C ]uk /krəˈnɒm.ɪ.tər/ us /krəˈnɑː.mə.t̬ɚ/ specialized
Examples from literature
- He glanced at the astral chronometer.
- His chronometer showed a minute and half to blast time.
- The actual Greenwich time of the occurrence is calculated, and the error of the chronometer is thus determined.
- There was still ten seconds to go, according to the big chronometer that had been installed in the lock.
- With ordinary care the chronometer error can be determined in this way to within a few seconds, which is accurate enough for purposes of navigation.