chronometer

Part of speech: noun

A portable timekeeper of high precision.

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Usage examples "chronometer":

  1. His eyes were on his chronometer, and with his free hand he took another air bottle. - "Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet", Harold Leland Goodwin.
  2. Then, as Jack had said, at exactly five minutes of nine- the authority for the time being Phil's beloved chronometer, which he declared, and devoutly believed as well, varied hardly a second during the year- the train glided smoothly into the station and they reached- New York! - "Lucile Triumphant", Elizabeth M. Duffield.
  3. Commander Peary took his sights from the time our chronometer- watches gave, and I, knowing that we had kept on going in practically a straight line, was sure that we had more than covered the necessary distance to insure our arrival at the top of the earth. - "A Negro Explorer at the North Pole", Matthew A. Henson Commentator: Robert E. Peary Booker T. Washington.