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minute hand

[min-it] /ˈmɪn ɪt/
the hand that indicates the minutes on a clock or watch, usually longer than the hour hand.
Origin of minute hand
1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for minute hand
  • The clock changes state from second to second, as the minute hand rotates and then the hour hand.
  • Look for the antique, authentic giant train station clock with a minute hand that runs backwards.
  • The minute hand on the clock moves in response to the perceived danger of imminent global disaster.
  • He's got a watch with a minute hand, millennium hand and an eon hand.
  • Look, the minute hand is moving, and the lamp which lights up your sweet little face will soon be spent.
  • For example, the hour hand and the minute hand on a clock.
  • The minute hand will be visible moving at nine feet per second.
British Dictionary definitions for minute hand

minute hand

the pointer on a timepiece that indicates minutes, typically the longer hand of two Compare hour hand, second hand
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