Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A watch worn on a band that fastens about the wrist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A watch that is worn on a strap or band fastened around the wrist

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a watch that is worn strapped to the wrist

Etymologies

wrist +‎ watch (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This works because while 'wristwatch' is a common enough word, the way Emma Thompson says it makes it more than what it really is.

    Stranger Than Fiction

  • The Suunto G6 wristwatch is designed for golfers as it claims to improve your swing consistency and simplify the scorekeeping process.

    The ultimate watch for golfers? | Sync Blog

  • TokyoFlash's latest wildly impractical, handsome Japanese wristwatch is the EleeNo WebTime Elite.

    Boing Boing

  • I was shown one 2G data modem that's small enough to imbed in a large wristwatch, which is more than fast enough for systems like alarm monitoring, application control, blood pressure monitors, asset tracking or other applications where only a small of amount of data is being exchanged.

    Larry Magid: Machines Use Sprint's Network to Talk To Other Machines

  • The wristwatch was the only part of him that clicked with the put-together guy Lash first met.

    DEVILS IN EXILE

  • The fact that you wear a wristwatch is another sure sign that you are a creature of commitment.

    The Pathfinder

  • Kit Eaton says your wristwatch will be the next web portal.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Here's why he believes the wristwatch is the ideal interface for certain real-time notifications.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Web 2.0

  • During World War I, the wristwatch was created for soldiers, and by the 1920s the wristwatch was the most popular timepiece to wear.

    HeraldNet.com Local, Sports, Business and Entertainment News

  • Team-mate Heikki Kovalainen ignores any messages transmitted by daylight and relies on his wristwatch, which is still set to GMT.

    Telegraph Blogs

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