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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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  • Let me see if he will come before the minute-hand touches the quarter; he must be here by then!

    Vera Nevill Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
  • His conversation does not show the minute-hand, but he strikes the hour very correctly.

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • In the doing of which they held the minute-hand, and disturbed the clock's economy.

    Tom Brown's School Days Thomas Hughes
  • At last the minute-hand reached the highest point of the dial.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The weapon advanced like the minute-hand over the face of a clock.

    The Great Cattle Trail Edward S. Ellis
  • I did; the minute-hand was exactly there, under the point of that Cupid's foot.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant J. Sheridan LeFanu
  • To pit the medical school against the nurse-training school is to pit the hour-hand against the minute-hand.

  • In the doing of which, they held the minute-hand, and disturbed the clock's economy.

    Tom Brown at Rugby Thomas Hughes
  • The minute-hand, being quick at figures, presently replied, "Eighty-six thousand four hundred times."

    Parker's Second Reader Richard G. Parker
  • The minute-hand of the clock was getting on from the twenty minutes to the quarter.

    The Queen of Hearts Wilkie Collins
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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