sweep-second hand

sweep-second

[sweep-sek-uhnd]
noun
(on a timepiece) a second hand that is a sweep hand.
Also called sweep-second hand.


Origin:
1935–40

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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
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