Share this entry

Share this page

second hand

Syllabification: sec·ond hand

Definition of second hand in English:

noun

An extra hand in some watches and clocks that moves around to indicate the seconds.
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.

Definition of second hand in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rəˈzilyənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…