minute hand

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min·ute hand

The long hand on a clock or watch that indicates minutes.

minute hand

(Horology) the pointer on a timepiece that indicates minutes, typically the longer hand of two. Compare hour hand, second hand

min′ute hand`

(ˈmɪn ɪt)
the hand that indicates the minutes on a clock or watch, usu. longer than the hour hand.
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Noun1.minute hand - points to the minutesminute hand - points to the minutes    
hand - a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
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minute hand

[ˈmɪnɪtˌhænd] nlancetta dei minuti


(ˈminit) noun
1. the sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. It is twenty minutes to eight; The journey takes thirty minutes; a ten-minute delay.
2. in measuring an angle, the sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds. an angle of 47 50′ (= forty-seven degrees, fifty minutes).
3. a very short time. Wait a minute; It will be done in a minute.
4. a particular point in time. At that minute, the telephone rang.
5. (in plural) the notes taken at a meeting recording what was said. The chairman asked for this decision to be recorded in the minutes.
minute hand
the larger of the two pointers on a clock or watch, which shows the time in minutes past the hour.
the minute (that)
as soon as. Telephone me the minute he arrives!
to the minute
(of time) exactly; precisely. The cooking time must be correct to the minute.
up to the minute
most modern or recent. Her clothes are always right up to the minute; up-to-the-minute clothes.
References in classic literature ?
What he was continually looking at in the palm of his right hand was nothing but his watch, the minute hand of which he appeared to be noting intently.
The combined threat of "unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals" convinced the scientists to push up the minute hand.
22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Warning that "the probability of global catastrophe is very high" unless quick action is taken, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board today cited unchecked climate change and global nuclear weapons modernization as the basis for their decision to move the minute hand of the historic Doomsday Clock forward two minutes.
1 Meryl Streep was born 2 Starlings on the minute hand made Big Ben lose four and a half minutes 3 Seven-inch records first became available in the USA 4 George Owell's 1984 was published wordwise The word may sound familiar, but what does it mean?
The moon was the minute hand, the seasons the hour hand.
Transit means a round trip of both the second hand and of the minute hand, garbling or overlapping the two.
Fitted with an in-house manufacture movement, the retrograde action of the second hand and minute hand move from left to right in a circular arc of 45 minutes, with an area for 15 minutes added time.
L'Occitane One Minute Hand Scrub GIVE glove-neglected hands a speedy makeover.
Every year, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists analyzes international threats, particularly nuclear arsenals and climate change, and decides where the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock should rest.
The motor for the minute hand switches on 15 seconds before the top of the minute, moving the 22m minute hand forward 60 times an hour, 1,440 times a day, 525,600 times a year.
But if it did the minute hand, based on recent investor sentiment, would currently be even closer to the 12 o'clock mark.