WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
time•keep•er /ˈtaɪmˌkipɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Sportan official who times how long a sports contest goes on.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
time•keep•er  (tīmkē′pər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Timea person or thing that keeps time.
  2. an official appointed to time, regulate, and record the duration of a sports contest or its component parts, as to give the official time of a race, assure that a round of boxing is ended exactly on time, or announce to football, basketball, hockey, etc., teams the amount of time left to play.
  3. Timea timepiece:This watch is a good timekeeper.
  4. a person employed to keep account of the hours of work done by others.
  5. a person who beats time in music.
timekeep′ing, n. 
  • time + keeper 1680–90


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

timekeeper /ˈtaɪmˌkiːpə/ n
  1. a person or thing that keeps or records time
  2. an employee who maintains a record of the hours worked by the other employees
  3. an employee with respect to his or her record of punctuality

ˈtimeˌkeeping n



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