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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small hourglass running three to five minutes, used for timing the boiling of eggs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small version of an hourglass used to time the boiling of an egg.
  • n. A timer that can be set to sound an alarm after a certain amount of time; a kitchen timer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sandglass that runs for three minutes; used to time the boiling of eggs

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