hour hand


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hour hand

[′au̇r ‚hand]
(horology)
The pointer that indicates the hour on a timepiece.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Those hour hands had yet to complete a full revolution when Solihull officers forced entry to a property in Bell Lane, Sheldon, and arrested a man.
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The core of this concept is a time indicator that combines the function of the hour hand and the minute hand.
These timepieces belie a comforting relationship with the gentle sweep of the second hand, the rhythmic ticks of the minute hand, and the steady march of the hour hand as they move reassuringly around the dial.
They were typically provided with only an hour hand, although wealthier, more demanding customers could order clocks with minute hands as well.
"I noted the time as I passed the old mill, and the minute hand was right on a minute mark, one minute behind the hour hand."
Later, watchmakers perfected this system by using just one movement, equipped with a mechanism uncoupling the additional hour hand.