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- n. Rare spelling of time ball.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ball dropped suddenly from the top of a staff prominently placed, as on the top of an observatory or of a church spire, for the purpose of indicating some exact moment of mean time previously determined upon—1 p. m. being that in general use in Great Britain, and noon in the United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a ball that slides down a staff to show a fixed time; especially at an observatory
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