Definition of second hand in English:

second hand

Syllabification: sec·ond hand

noun

  • An extra hand in some watches and clocks that moves around to indicate the seconds.
    More example sentences
    • The man spots another clock, where the second hand has not moved at all.
    • Try positioning yourself in view of a wall clock or use a watch with a second hand or timer.
    • I woke up in the hospital at three in the morning and I could see the second hand on the clock wasn't moving.

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