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Definition of Timer


  1. In electric ignition, an adjustable device for automatically timing the spark.
  2. A timekeeper; especially, a watch by which small intervals of time can be measured; a kind of stop watch. It is used for timing the speed of horses, machinery, etc.

Timer Quotations

My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.
Phyllis Diller

I don't exactly know what it means to be ready. A cake when the oven timer goes off? Am I fully baked, or only half-baked?
Jessica Savitch

In my new IFC comedy game show, 'Bunk,' we actually use our intern Patrick as a human timer - giving contestants the time it takes for him to wade through a bag of broken glass for a razor blade, to get gum out of his hair, to pick up every strand from a box of spaghetti I spill on the floor, etc, etc.
Kurt Braunohler

I'm not saying my wife's a bad cook, but she uses a smoke alarm as a timer.
Bob Monkhouse

Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters.
Delia Smith
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Timer Translations

timer in German is Zeitmesser, Zeitgeber, Timer
timer in Italian is cronometro
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