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hourglass

noun
     
hourglass
Related topics: Chronology
hour‧glass [countable]
1TMC a glass container for measuring time in which sand moves slowly from the top half to the bottom in exactly one hour [↪ egg-timer]
2

hourglass figure

DCB a woman who has an hourglass figure has a narrow waist in comparison with her chest and hips

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