sweep-second hand

noun
sweep-sec·​ond hand | \ ˈswēp-ˌse-kənd- How to pronounce sweep-second hand (audio) , -kənt- \

Definition of sweep-second hand

: a hand marking seconds on a timepiece mounted concentrically with the other hands and read from the same dial as the minute hand

First Known Use of sweep-second hand

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Sweep-second hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweep-second%20hand. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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