Definition of Egg timer

1. Noun. A sandglass that runs for three minutes; used to time the boiling of eggs.

Generic synonyms: Sandglass

Definition of Egg timer

1. Noun. A small version of an hourglass used to time the boiling of an egg. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) A timer that can be set to sound an alarm after a certain amount of time; a kitchen timer. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Egg Timer

egg proteins
egg ring
egg rings
egg roll
egg rolls
egg salad
egg salads
egg sandwich
egg shell nail
egg slice
egg somebody on
egg squash
egg squashes
egg tart
egg teeth
egg timer (current term)
egg timers
egg tooth
egg wash
egg white
egg whites
egg yoke
egg yolk
egg yolks

Literary usage of Egg timer

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

1. Practical Fluency: Classroom Perspectives, Grades K-6by Max Brand, Gayle Brand by Max Brand, Gayle Brand (2006)
"To make this task manageable, Gayle may use an egg timer and set it for a ... The egg timer strategy works well for Seth, especially when completing an ..."

2. The Inform Designer's Manual by Graham Nelson (2001)
"44 (p. i48) Note that we use StopTimer before StartTimer in case the egg timer is already running. (StopTimer does nothing if the timer isn't running, ..."

3. The Photographic Journal of America: The Oldest Photography Magazine in America (1915)
"Also for timing the duration of development get an egg-timer—one of the swing ... Such an egg-timer will be found quite as good for timing development asa ..."

4. Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Workby Debbie Diller by Debbie Diller (2003)
"If you're having trouble with someone taking too long, use an egg timer. Let each person's turn last as long as the egg timer. Then let the other one have a ..."

5. Science Experiments for Young Learnersby Jill Norris by Jill Norris (2000)
"Before the experiment, set up these four task stations: Task Station 1—direction card, a bowl of warm water, towel Task Station 2—direction card, egg timer ..."

6. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1873)
"The egg-glass, egg-boiler, or egg-timer has its orifice and its quota, of sand regulated to a flow in about three minutes; and any other number of minutes ..."

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