What is another word for sandglass?

Pronunciation: [sˈand͡ʒlas] (IPA)

Sandglass refers to an hourglass that uses sand to indicate hours or minutes. Other terms used for sandglass are hourglass, sand timer, hour meter, countdown timer or sand clock. The history of sandglasses dates back to ancient civilizations, where different materials were used to measure time. The sandglasses come in various sizes and shapes; some are small enough to fit in your pocket, while others are big enough to adorn a mantelpiece or a tabletop. Sandglasses are used for various purposes, including meditation, board games, cooking, and exercising, where the timer helps you track the level of intensity of your workout.

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Usage examples for Sandglass

There were sandglass clocks.
"Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed."
S. A. Reilly
To look out fairly was impossible; for not only was all the lower part of the frame hillocked up like a sandglass, and the sides filled in with dusky plaits, but even in the middle, where some outlook was, it led to very little.
"Erema My Father's Sin"
R. D. Blackmore
sandglass makers never achieved real accuracy or consistency, and careful mariners always used several at once, hoping to average out variations.
"The Moghul"
Thomas Hoover

Related words: sandglass timer, sandglasses, sand, sand and glass, glass timer, sand and timer, hourglass

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