Definitions

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

  • n. An instrument, such as a clock or watch, that measures, registers, or records time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any device that measures or registers time; a clock or watch, especially one lacking a chime or other striking mechanism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A clock, watch, or other instrument, to measure or show the progress of time; a chronometer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any machine or apparatus by which the progress of time is recorded, as a clepsydra or a time-candle; in ordinary use, a watch or clock.

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

  • n. a measuring instrument or device for keeping time

Etymologies

time +‎ piece (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ridley could easily have eliminated 15 minutes of dopey metaphors, including allusions to the title timepiece and lots of taxidermy analogies.

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  • This timepiece is for pilots and those who love the beautiful sports watches made by Wenger, the makers of the famous Swiss Army knife.

    Wenger AeroGraph Countdown Chrono

  • The story had a nice easy pace – almost a timepiece from the 1940′s in its style.

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  • The big timepiece is believed the largest without hands ever built.

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  • Every Gevril timepiece is made with unmistakable quality.

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  • The entrepreneur's first product collaboration outside of his Virgin empire—a titanium and sapphire crystal timepiece, which is fastened to a black alligator band, in a run of 500—echoes his passion for travel and adventure.

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  • The Independent reports that the timepiece is a "specially designed lightweight watch, only 50 of which will go on sale."

    Rafael Nadal Watch: $525,000 Timepiece At French Open (PHOTOS)

  • The timepiece, which is the only watch chosen and certified by N.A.S.A. for all manned space missions (even today), was given to Aldrin around the time he was selected to be on the backup crew for Gemini 9.

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  • The timepiece was a gift from the Marechal de Saxe, and the china ornaments on the mantelpiece came from the Marechal de Richelieu.

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  • The Vacheron Constantin is known as the timepiece that CEOs wear.

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