sweep hand
noun Date: 1943 sweep-second hand

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sweep hand — n. SECOND HAND (sense 1): also sweep second hand …   English World dictionary

  • sweep hand — sweep′ hand n. hor a hand, usu. a second hand, centrally mounted with the minute and hour hands of a timepiece and reaching to the edge of the dial • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • sweep hand — noun a second hand that is mounted on the same center as the hour and minute hand and is read on the minutes • Syn: ↑sweep second • Hypernyms: ↑second hand * * * noun : sweep second * * * Horol. a hand, usually a second hand, centrally mounted… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweep hand — Horol. a hand, usually a second hand, centrally mounted with the minute and hour hands of a timepiece and reaching to the edge of the dial. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweep-sec|ond hand — «SWEEP SEHK uhnd», = sweep hand. (Cf. ↑sweep hand) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweep second hand — sweep hand or sweep second hand noun A hand on a clock or watch that indicates seconds • • • Main Entry: ↑sweep …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweep-secondhand — sweep sec·ond hand (swēpʹsĕk ənd) n. A long hand on a clock or watch that measures seconds by moving the space of a minute for each second. Also called sweep hand. * * * …   Universalium

  • sweep-second — /sweep sek euhnd/, n. (on a timepiece) a second hand that is a sweep hand. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweep-second — noun a second hand that is mounted on the same center as the hour and minute hand and is read on the minutes • Syn: ↑sweep hand • Hypernyms: ↑second hand * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : a second hand on a timepiece mounted concentrically with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sweep-picking — is a technique used on the guitar in which a sweeping motion of the pick is combined with a matching fret hand technique in order to produce a specific series of notes which are fast and fluid in sound. Despite being commonly known as sweep… …   Wikipedia

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