sweep-second hand

noun sweep-sec·ond hand \ ˈswēp-ˌse-kənd- , -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

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