from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small hourglass used for timing the boiling of eggs.
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- noun A small version of an
hourglassused to time the boilingof an egg.
- noun by extension A
timerthat can be set to sound an alarmafter a certain amount of time; a kitchen timer.
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- noun a sandglass that runs for three minutes; used to time the boiling of eggs
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