Definitions of timer
  1. noun
    (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed
    synonyms: timekeeper
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    type of:
    someone who administers the rules of a game or sport
  2. noun
    a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end
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    an accurate timer for recording time
    parking meter
    a coin-operated timer located next to a parking space; depositing money into it entitles you to park your car there for a specified length of time
    stop watch, stopwatch
    a timepiece that can be started or stopped for exact timing (as of a race)
    type of:
    horologe, timekeeper, timepiece
    a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
  3. noun
    a regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times
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    type of:
    governor, regulator
    a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
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