after the hour

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Definition of after the hour

chiefly US
used with a certain number of minutes to indicate how long after the beginning of an hour something will happen Trains leave every hour at ten minutes after the hour.

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“After the hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/after%20the%20hour. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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