A stopwatch is a timer that you can use to time events. You can use it to time a race, a competition, or anything else that you want to measure.

  • The race was stopped after only 10 minutes because the stopwatch had run out of time.

  • The stopwatch was used to time the competition, and it ended after just three minutes.

Definition of stopwatch


a timepiece that can be started or stopped for exact timing (as of a race)


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Example Sentences for stopwatch

  • 1

    It can be played competitively with the aid of a stopwatch.

  • 2

    I think the picture of a stopwatch and odometer showing 1337 are useless.

  • 3

    These models are timed with a stopwatch.

  • 4

    Official time was kept by stopwatch.

  • 5

    A timer or a stopwatch may be required.

  • 6

    He frequently appears with a stopwatch in hand.

  • 7

    I'm assuming a stopwatch would help....

  • 8

    Set a stopwatch and time your progress.

  • 9

    My watch has a stopwatch function.

  • 10

    It can played competitively with the aid of a stopwatch.