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hour hand

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chronology
hour handˈhour ˌhand noun [countable]  TMCthe shorter of the two pieces on a clock or watch that show you the timeminute hand
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hour handEach minute hand is 12 feet 7 inches long; each hour hand is almost 10 feet long.Point the small hour hand of your watch at the sun.Imagine a straight line half way between the hour hand and the figure 12 on the watch.
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