Definition of sandglass in English:
An hourglass measuring a fixed amount of time (not necessarily one hour).
- In addition to their lack of accuracy, sandglasses, waterclocks and candles were also limited in the total length of time they could measure before having to be reset.
- She glanced over at the sandglass, and started.
- Early oceanic travellers used a sandglass to tell the time.
Definition of sandglass in:
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