from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The hand on a clock or watch that marks the seconds.
  • noun An intermediary person or source.

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  • adjective Alternative form of secondhand.
  • noun On a clock or watch, the hand or pointer that shows the number of seconds that have passed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun hand marking seconds on a timepiece
  • adverb from a source of previously owned goods
  • noun an intermediate person; used in the phrase `at second hand'


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