Definition of Clock out

1. Verb. Register one's departure from work.

Exact synonyms: Clock Off, Punch Out
Generic synonyms: Report
Antonyms: Clock In, Punch In

Definition of Clock out

1. Verb. (intransitive) To end work; to officially record a time when one terminates a period of work. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To officially record a work-termination time for. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive intransitive electronics) To transmit individual bits of data under the control of a clock. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clock Out

clock-face timetable
clock-face timetables
clock dial
clock face
clock faces
clock generator
clock generators
clock golf
clock in
clock off
clock on
clock out (current term)
clock paradox
clock pendulum
clock radio
clock speed
clock time
clock tower
clock towers
clock up
clock watcher

Literary usage of Clock out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Canadian Monthly and National Review by William White (1876)
"Scarcely one hour of his life seems to have been unoccupied ; to use his own words he sometimes " worked the clock out of countenance. ..."

2. A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks and Watches and Bells by Edmund Beckett Grimthorpe (1874)
"... I shall describe for turret clocks, there is no reason why such an escapement should not go very well, though the dead one would go better. clock out ..."

3. Workshop Receipts by Ernest Spon, Charles George Warnford Lock, Robert Haldane (1889)
"... this happens take the clock out of the case and bend the back fork at its neck till it moves exactly as far past the centre-wheel pivot on the one side ..."

4. Life, Journals and Correspondence of Rev. Manasseh Cutler, LL. D. by William Parker Cutler, Julia Perkins Cutler, Ephraim Cutler Dawes, Peter Force (1888)
"This morning thermometer, at 4J o'clock, out-doors, 63°; in-doors, 66°. Mr. Brown, in four years, has built a house and barn, and cleared ninety acres of ..."

5. Celebrated Trials of All Countries, and Remarkable Cases of Criminal (1847)
"A. He came about seven o'clock out of the house- door to me and Mrs. Donellan, and told us that "he had been to see them a-fishing, and that he would have ..."

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