Definition of sweep second hand in English:

Share this entry

sweep second hand

noun

A second hand on a clock or watch, moving on the same dial as the other hands.
Example sentences
  • In the test, participants were given 6 presentations of a video clip of a numberless, unmarked clock with a sweep second hand and a 2-second blast of white noise.
  • It was mounted on vinyl tiles, laminated to protect images from dirt and a sweep second hand for visual impact.
  • These watches have sweep second hands which means that they move in a continuous motion.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: sweep sec·ond hand

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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