Definition of sandglass in English:

sandglass

noun

  • An hourglass measuring a fixed amount of time (not necessarily one hour)

    • ‘In addition to their lack of accuracy, sandglasses, waterclocks and candles were also limited in the total length of time they could measure before having to be reset.’
    • ‘She glanced over at the sandglass, and started.’
    • ‘Early oceanic travellers used a sandglass to tell the time.’

Pronunciation

sandglass

/ˈsan(d)ɡlas/