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hour hand

n.
The short hand on a clock or watch that indicates hours.

hour hand

n
(Horology) the pointer on a timepiece that indicates the hour. Compare minute hand, second hand

hour′ hand`


n.
the hand that indicates the hours on a clock or watch.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hour hand - the shorter hand of a clock that points to the hourshour hand - the shorter hand of a clock that points to the hours
hand - a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
Translations
عَقْرَب السّاعَه
hodinová ručička
den lille viser
kismutató
litli vísirinn
hodinová ručička

hour hand

nlancetta delle ore

hour

(ˈauə) noun
(sometimes abbreviated to hr when written).
1. sixty minutes, the twenty-fourth part of a day. He spent an hour trying to start the car this morning; She'll be home in half an hour; a five-hour delay.
2. the time at which a particular thing happens. when the hour for action arrives; He helped me in my hour of need; You can consult him during business hours.
ˈhourly adjective, adverb
(happening or done) every hour. Take his temperature hourly; hourly reports.
ˈhour-glass noun
a device that measures time in hours by passing sand from one glass container through a narrow tube into a lower container.
hour hand
the smaller of the two hands of a watch or clock, which shows the time in hours.
at all hours
at irregular times, especially late at night. He comes home at all hours.
for hours
for a very long time. We waited for hours for the train.
on the hour
at exactly one, two, three etc o'clock. Buses leave here for London on the hour until 10 o'clock in the evening.
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"The minute hand was exactly on a minute mark, and the hour hand was three times as far from the nine o'clock mark as the minute hand was from the two o'clock mark."
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Entirely developed and produced at the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchtel, the movement has the date, the classic small seconds counter at 9 o'clock, the mechanism for stopping the balance wheel and the device for changing the time by moving the hour hand backwards or forwards.
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It is fitted with the device for stopping the balance wheel when synchronising the watch and the system for rapidly adjusting the hour hand, which can be moved forwards or backwards without interfering with the running of the seconds hand.
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The UNO titan uses the same display principle familiar from the original UNO one-hand watch: it presents the time using a single hand, the hour hand, on a special scale subdivided into five-minute segments - rather like the speedometer in a car which uses just one indicator to show the speed.
Turn your watch into a compass: "Hold your watch horizontally and point it so that the hour hand is facing into the sun.
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