Time ball

(redirected from Timeball)
a ball arranged to drop from the summit of a pole, to indicate true midday time, as at Greenwich Observatory, England.

See also: Time

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Tenders are invited for activity & interpretation consultant for hull timeball project
Left, Murray and Kelly James stand outside the remains of their home in Christchurch SAVED: Two men lift their arms in relief after they are pulled from the rubble of their collapsed office building yesterday RUBBLE: The Timeball building in Lyttelton, near Christchurch.
IMAGES OF THE DAY The badly-damaged survivor Ann Bodkin as she is Timeball Station in the township of Lyttelton, near Christchurch An aerial view of emergency services people working at the ruined CTV building in central Christchurch A rescue worker speaks to guided out of the destroyed Pyne Gould Guinness building Razed shops in Merrivale Murray and Kelly James outside their destroyed home Emergency services search the rubble for survivors in the collapsed CTV building
(16) 'The lowering of the timeball signalled the precise hour