counterclockwise

adverb
coun·​ter·​clock·​wise | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkläk-ˌwīz How to pronounce counterclockwise (audio) \

Definition of counterclockwise

: in a direction opposite to that in which the hands of a clock rotate as viewed from in front

Other Words from counterclockwise

counterclockwise adjective

Examples of counterclockwise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The police car spun counterclockwise and struck the two officers. Catherine Marfin, Dallas News, 14 May 2020 Skating trails — alternatives to circling an ice oval and perfecting counterclockwise turns — can be found across Canada. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, 13 Jan. 2020 The 11-inch plastic stand rotates clockwise and counterclockwise for right-handed and left-handed decorators. Kathy Passero, al, 14 May 2020 Since April 11, walkers and joggers have been required to travel counterclockwise on the 2.2-mile loop trail around the Silver Lake and Ivanhoe reservoirs. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2020 So now, with only two other forces, the only way for their torques to offset is for one to pull clockwise and the other to pull counterclockwise. Rhett Allain, Wired, 25 Apr. 2020 Since April 11, walkers and joggers have been required to travel counterclockwise on the 2.2-mile loop trail around the Silver Lake and Ivanhoe reservoirs. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2020 The study found that three groups of fibers were separated and twisted clockwise like an S and once twisted, the strands were twined counterclockwise to form a cord. Katie Hunt, CNN, 9 Apr. 2020 With small, rapid jumps, hop counterclockwise through the quadrants for 30 seconds. Kim Cross, Outside Online, 6 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of counterclockwise

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterclockwise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterclockwise. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for counterclockwise

counterclockwise

adverb or adjective
coun·​ter·​clock·​wise | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkläk-ˌwīz How to pronounce counterclockwise (audio) \

Kids Definition of counterclockwise

: in a direction opposite to that in which the hands of a clock move

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