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egg timer Line breaks: egg timer

Definition of egg timer in English:


A device for timing the cooking of a boiled egg, traditionally a sealed glass container with a narrow neck in the middle through which, when the flask is inverted, sand flows for a fixed amount of time.
Example sentences
  • If you are spending a disproportionate amount of time on the telephone, you might consider the use of an egg timer, or some other device, to limit your calls.
  • He would use an egg timer at meal times, threatening to hit the children if they did not eat up in time.
  • However, my mother was ecstatic about her egg timer.
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