sweep-second hand
noun Date: 1937 a hand marking seconds on a timepiece mounted concentrically with the other hands and read from the same dial as the minute hand

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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-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

  • second hand — I noun 1. an intermediate person; used in the phrase at second hand (Freq. 1) he could learn at second hand from books • Hypernyms: ↑mediator, ↑go between, ↑intermediator, ↑intermediary, ↑i …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • 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

  • hand — I n. part of the arm below the wrist 1) to shake smb. s hand; to shake hands with smb. 2) to clasp, grab, grasp; take smb. s hand 3) to hold; join hands 4) to lay one s hands on 5) to cup one s hands 6) to clap one s hands 7) to wring one s hands …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sweep — v. & n. v. (past and past part. swept) 1 tr. clean or clear (a room or area etc.) with or as with a broom. 2 intr. (often foll. by up) clean a room etc. in this way. 3 tr. (often foll. by up) collect or remove (dirt or litter etc.) by sweeping. 4 …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweep hand — noun Date: 1943 sweep second hand …   New Collegiate 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

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