second hand

See also: secondhand

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AdjectiveEdit

second hand (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of secondhand.

Usage notesEdit

  • secondhand and second-hand may be preferred spellings for the adjective meaning "not new", to avoid confusion with the noun "second hand" referring to the hand of a clock or watch.

Related termsEdit

  • at second hand

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NounEdit

second hand (plural second hands)

  1. On a clock or watch, the hand or pointer that shows the number of seconds that have passed.

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Last modified on 4 March 2014, at 18:17