hour|glass [ˈauəgla:s US ˈaurglæs] n
↑hourglass, ↑sand
1.) a glass container for measuring time in which sand moves slowly from the top half to the bottom in exactly one hour
2.) hourglass figure
a woman who has an hourglass figure has a narrow waist in comparison with her chest and ↑hips

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