wristwatch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wristwatch a watch that is worn strapped to the wrist
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Usage

In literature:

Atmananda strode in, sat down, and fiddled with his wristwatch.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
Wristwatches are always going wrong.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Lanyard studied the phosphorescent dial of his wristwatch.
"Alias The Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance
She looked at her wristwatch and rose from the table hastily.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
Then he glanced at his wristwatch and stopped thinking about Symes entirely.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He glanced at his wristwatch while waiting for his nerves to stop tingling.
"The Judas Valley" by Gerald Vance
We've got coins, knives, wristwatches.
"The Day Time Stopped Moving" by Bradner Buckner
Therefore he was only shocked, rather than stunned, when a glance at his wristwatch indicated six hours and forty minutes had elapsed.
"High Dragon Bump" by Don Thompson
An urchin dangles his stolen wristwatch like a fish in a bottle while shoals of centipedes make a beeline in a poseidon stampede.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
Bennington opened the door, glanced up to check his wristwatch with the big clock on the wall.
"Take the Reason Prisoner" by John Joseph McGuire
He glanced at his wristwatch.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick
An hour by reckoning was ten minutes by the illuminated dial of his wristwatch.
"Twelve Times Zero" by Howard Carleton Browne
My wristwatch was lying nearby on the table.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Tensely Sally glanced at her wristwatch.
"Guilt of the Brass Thieves" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In poetry:

This is a wristwatch
telling the time
of the talkative man
that lies in the house of Bedlam.
"Visits To St. Elizabeth's" by Elizabeth Bishop

In news:

The Hamilton Electric wristwatch makes its public debut Jan 4, 1957.
McGann, 49, who had spent the day at his weekly teaching job in San Francisco, acknowledges his wristwatches look like bombs.
Donna Karan's 'Vintage' Wristwatch .
The much-rumored inPulse – a wristwatch accessory for the Blackberry – has materialized.
EC 225 rescue hampered by wristwatch locators.
Ficklin Article on Atomic Wristwatch .
The Next Wave for the Wristwatch .
Hungry Kids of Hungary's ' Wristwatch '.
The Hungry Kids of Hungary have just dropped a brand new song called " Wristwatch " -- the first taste from their debut album -- and guess who is not only premiering it, but giving it to you for free.
Our correspondent holds on to his wristwatch.
But he wore a Mickey Mouse wristwatch as another reminder — to live a life of joy.
On October 5, 1812, Abraham-Louis Breguet is said to have created and delivered the first wristwatch, for Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples .
I stopped by one of our big box stores Monday morning to have the battery in my wristwatch replaced.
When TAG Heuer debuted the Monaco in 1969, the wristwatch was destined to be a classic simply for its bold avant-garde design, innovative chronomatic movements and precision stop clock that appealed to active men, especially drivers.
Despite the ubiquity of cell phones, BlackBerrys, and iPhones, all of which keep time, wristwatches remain popular.
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In science:

In its broadest sense, civil timekeeping implies “time kept for civilization.” However, this is much more than a standard to which the man-on-the-street sets his wristwatch.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
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