Definition of sandglass in English:

sandglass

Syllabification: sand·glass
Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d)ˌglas
 
/

noun

An hourglass measuring a fixed amount of time (not necessarily one hour).
More example sentences
  • 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:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day envenom
Pronunciation: enˈvenəm
verb
put poison on or into; make poisonous