hour hand

noun

Definition of hour hand

:the short hand that marks the hours on the face of a watch or clock

First Known Use of hour hand

1669


HOUR HAND Defined for English Language Learners

hour hand

noun

Definition of hour hand for English Language Learners

  • : the short hand that marks the hours on a watch or clock


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