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alarm the sounding mechanism of an alarm clock or warning device. [1/5 definitions]
alarm clock a clock with a bell or buzzer that can be set to sound at a chosen time.
analog clock a clock that displays the time using a long hand to show the hour and a short hand to show the minutes.
Big Ben the bell in the clock tower of the Parliament building in London. [2 definitions]
chronometer a clock or other timepiece designed to keep time with exceptional precision.
clepsydra an ancient device that measured the passage of time by means of a regulated flow of water through an opening; water clock.
clock1 to measure the time or speed of, using a clock or watch. [2/3 definitions]
clock radio a radio with a built-in clock that can be set to turn the radio on at a given time.
clockwork the mechanical system and parts of a clock, or a similar mechanism.
counterclockwise opposite to the direction of the hands of a clock. (Cf. clockwise.)
cuckoo clock a clock that conceals a mechanical bird that pops out of a little door to announce the hour with sounds resembling the cry of a cuckoo.
dial the face of a clock or watch. [1/8 definitions]
digital clock a clock that displays the time as digits rather than by hands on a dial.
escapement the part of a mechanical watch or clock that controls the mechanism by the movement of a toothed wheel. [1/2 definitions]
grandfather clock a pendulum clock in a tall, narrow cabinet.
hand the pointer of a clock or dial. [1/17 definitions]
horologe any device used for keeping time, such as a sundial or clock.
hour hand the shorter hand on a watch or a clock, which moves around the entire face twice a day and indicates the hour.
keep good time of a clock or watch, to operate well and accurately show the time. [1/2 definitions]
minute hand the longer hand on a watch or a clock, which moves around the entire face once an hour and indicates minutes.
needle a long slender pointer or indicator on a clock, meter, or dial. [1/7 definitions]