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In the Northern Hemisphere, these winds move counterclockwise and create cyclones.
The train struck the left rear of the trash truck, causing it to spin counterclockwise and hit a railroad signal bungalow.
For early risers in North America — or those up super late — the men's 5,000-meter speedskating event starts at 2 a.m. As in track and field, athletes will skate counterclockwise around a 400-meter track 12½ times.
The train struck the left rear of the truck, causing the truck to rotate counterclockwise and then collide with a railroad signal bungalow next to the tracks.
The car veered counterclockwise into the lane of oncoming traffic, and the passenger side of the CRV was struck by a 2017 Peterbuilt tractor-trailer.
For early risers in North America — or those up super late — the men’s 5,000-meter speedskating event starts at 2 a.m. As in track and field, athletes will skate counterclockwise around a 400-meter track 12½ times.
So to control that curl, players give the handle a little turn — either clockwise or counterclockwise.
Without touching your knee to the ground, reverse the motion and do 10 circles counterclockwise.
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Definition of counterclockwise for English Language Learners
: in the direction opposite to movement of a clock's hands
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