hour hand

noun

Definition of hour hand

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

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Thread the two together, and glue the minute hand to the dowel and the hour hand to the PVC. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "4 Great Halloween Costumes From the PM Archives," 11 Oct. 2018 Right now fiddling with the hour hand twice a year defies logic and biology. Ana Veciana-suarez, miamiherald, "Daylight Saving Time is an insult to the body and brain | Miami Herald," 12 Mar. 2018

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1669, in the meaning defined above

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hour hand

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hour hand

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

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