[ sweep-sek-uhnd ]

  1. (on a timepiece) a second hand that is a sweep hand.

Origin of sweep-second

First recorded in 1935–40
  • Also called sweep-second hand .

Words Nearby sweep-second

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How to use sweep-second in a sentence

  • The red sweep-second hand raced Hall through his account of this story.

    The Five Arrows | Allan Chase