set forward


Also, set ahead. Turn a clock to a later time, as in For daylight-saving time we set the clocks forward. [1600s]

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Example sentences from the Web for set forward

  • Therefore our set-forward point is 400 yards, as this is the reading exactly opposite the time of flight on scale (d).

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