water clock

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water clock

n.
A clepsydra.

water clock

or

water glass

n
(Horology) any of various devices for measuring time that use the escape of water as the motive force

wa′ter clock`


n.
a device, as a clepsydra, for measuring time by the flow of water.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water clock - clock that measures time by the escape of waterwater clock - clock that measures time by the escape of water
clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
Translations
akvohorloĝo
vesikello
vízóra
水時計
물시계
vandens laikodris
wateruuwerk
zegar wodny
klepsydra
vattenur
su saati
References in classic literature ?
These thousand tiny bells quivered for some time with the vibration of the rope, then gradually died away, and finally became silent when the manikin had been brought into a state of immobility by that law of the pendulum which has dethroned the water clock and the hour-glass.
It was time to move on from sundials, hourglasses and water clocks.
As an extension, have them try to adjust their water clocks to measure exactly 30 seconds or 1 minute.
water clocks in Greek courts timed lawyers' speeches.