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egg timer

n.
A small hourglass used for timing the boiling of eggs.
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egg timer

n
(Cookery) a device, typically a miniature hourglass, for timing the boiling of an egg
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Noun1.egg timer - a sandglass that runs for three minutesegg timer - a sandglass that runs for three minutes; used to time the boiling of eggs
sandglass - timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage
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