the hand that indicates the minutes on a clock or watch, usually longer than the hour hand.
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How to use minute hand in a sentence
Transparent hour and minute hands allow the sun’s rays to reach an embedded solar panel that keeps the quartz movement ticking inside its injection-molded case.
At the center of “Baltimore Self Portrait,” Ruth Lozner’s assemblage of junk and memories, is a vintage clock that lacks hour and minute hands but whose second hand circles resolutely.In the galleries: A painful, political take on the art of cruel shoes | Mark Jenkins | April 9, 2021 | Washington Post
The minute-hand of the clock was already climbing upward towards eleven.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Apparently he found that the clock was too fast, for he walked over to it and turned the minute-hand back.Tales of Fantasy and Fact | Brander Matthews
The minute-hand drags on as though it were weary with the day's work.The Luck of Thirteen | Jan Gordon
At fifteen minutes before twelve we stood noting the minute-hand of the watch, hoping a few minutes of prolonged life.
The movement of the minute-hand on the clock-face became uncanny and merciless to her eye in its deliberate regularity.The Last Shot | Frederick Palmer
British Dictionary definitions for minute hand
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