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A clock that records the starting and quitting times of employees, usually by punching timecards.
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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a clock which records, by punching or stamping cards inserted into it, the time of arrival or departure of people, such as employees in a factory
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a clock with an attachment that records the exact time on a card or tape, used to keep a record of the time of something, as the arrival and departure of employees.
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