Definition of pocket watch in English:

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pocket watch

Pronunciation: /ˈpäkət ˌwäCH/ Pronunciation: /ˈpäkət ˌwôCH/


A watch on a chain, intended to be carried in the pocket of a jacket or vest.
Example sentences
  • In New York in 1890, the latest pocket watch and fob chain could carry seals the wearer could use to demonstrate their place in society.
  • Until the advent of the wristwatch in the twentieth century, men's pocket watches were suspended from a chain with a watch fob at the other end.
  • He is carrying a pocket watch and fretting aloud over how ‘late’ he is.

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Syllabification: pock·et watch

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