hour hand

noun
the shorter hand of a clock that points to the hours
Syn: ↑little hand
Hypernyms: ↑hand

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noun
: the index showing the hour on a timepiece

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the hand that indicates the hours on a clock or watch.
[1660-70]

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hour hand noun
The hand that shows the hour on a clock, etc
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Main Entry:hour

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hour hand UK US noun [countable] [singular hour hand plural hour hands]
the thing that points to the hour on a clock or watch. The thing that points to the minute is called the minute hand , and the thing that points to the seconds is called the second hand .
Thesaurus: parts of clocks and watchesmeronym clocks, watches and instruments that measure timehyponym

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hour hand,
the hand on a clock or watch which indicates the hours. It moves around the whole dial once in twelve hours.

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n. the hand on a clock or watch that indicates the hour

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noun, pl ⋯ hands [count]
: the short hand that marks the hours on a watch or clock — compare minute hand, second hand

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ˈhour hand [hour hand hour hands] noun
the small hand on a clock or watch that points to the hour

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hour hand — Hour Hour, n. [OE. hour, our, hore, ure, OF. hore, ore, ure, F. heure, L. hora, fr. Gr. ?, orig., a definite space of time, fixed by natural laws; hence, a season, the time of the day, an hour. See {Year}, and cf. {Horologe}, {Horoscope}.] 1. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hour hand — hour ,hand noun count the thing that points to the hour on a clock or watch. The thing that points to the minute is called the minute hand, and the thing that points to the seconds is called the second hand …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hour hand — hour .hand n the shorter of the two pieces on a clock or watch that show you the time →↑minute hand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hour hand — hour′ hand n. hor the hand that indicates the hours on a clock or watch • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

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

  • hour hand — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hour hand : singular hour hand plural hour hands the thing that points to the hour on a clock or watch. The thing that points to the minute is called the minute hand, and the thing that points to the seconds is …   English dictionary

  • hour hand — noun The hand of a clock or watch face that revolves twice each day and indicates the hours. Syn: little hand …   Wiktionary

  • hour hand — /ˈaʊə hænd/ (say owuh hand) noun the hand that indicates the hours on a clock or watch …   Australian English dictionary

  • hour hand — noun Date: 1669 the short hand that marks the hours on the face of a watch or clock …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hour hand — the hand that indicates the hours on a clock or watch. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium


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