Minute hand
Minute Min"ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster]

{Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral.

{Minute book}, a book in which written minutes are entered.

{Minute glass}, a glass measuring a minute or minutes by the running of sand.

{Minute gun}, a discharge of a cannon repeated every minute as a sign of distress or mourning.

{Minute hand}, the long hand of a watch or clock, which makes the circuit of the dial in an hour, and marks the minutes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • minute hand — [ˈmınıt hænd] n the long thin piece of metal that points to the minutes on a clock or watch →↑hour hand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • minute hand — n. the longer hand of a clock or watch, which indicates the minutes and moves around the dial once every hour …   English World dictionary

  • minute hand — noun points to the minutes • Syn: ↑big hand • Hypernyms: ↑hand * * * noun, pl ⋯ hands [count] : the long hand that marks the minutes on a watch or clock compare ↑hour hand, ↑second hand * * * ˈminute ha …   Useful english dictionary

  • minute hand — UK [ˈmɪnɪt ˌhænd] / US noun [countable] Word forms minute hand : singular minute hand plural minute hands the moving part on a clock or watch that points to the number of minutes past the hour …   English dictionary

  • minute hand — min′ute hand [[t]ˈmɪn ɪt[/t]] n. hor the hand that indicates the minutes on a clock or watch, usu. longer than the hour hand • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • minute hand — /min it/ the hand that indicates the minutes on a clock or watch, usually longer than the hour hand. [1720 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • minute hand — noun The hand of a clock or watch face that revolves once each hour and indicates the minutes. Syn: big hand …   Wiktionary

  • minute hand — /ˈmɪnət hænd/ (say minuht hand) noun the hand that indicates the minutes on a clock or watch …   Australian English dictionary

  • minute hand — noun Date: 1720 the long hand that marks the minutes on the face of a watch or clock …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • minute hand — min|ute hand [ mınıt ,hænd ] noun count the moving part on a clock or watch that points to the number of minutes past the hour …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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