sweep hand


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sweep hand

n
(Horology) horology a long hand that registers seconds or fractions of seconds on the perimeter of the dial

sweep′ hand`


n.
a hand, usu. a second hand, centrally mounted with the minute and hour hands of a timepiece and reaching to the edge of the dial.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.sweep hand - a second hand that is mounted on the same center as the hour and minute hand and is read on the minutes
second hand - hand marking seconds on a timepiece
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