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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Even as hour hands and, later, minute hands, began to emerge, striking clocks were de rigueur, and towns across medieval Europe boasted monumental clocks that sounded on the hour, often accompanied by mechanical figures (a topic for another day).
It was thought the culprits scaled scaffolding on Cardiff Castle to snap off the 2ft-long hour hands in what officials are calling "pure vandalism".
They affect sentiment, but they are out of hour hands.
Those hour hands had yet to complete a full revolution when Solihull officers forced entry to a property in Bell Lane, Sheldon, and arrested a man.