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second hand

Definitions of second hand
  1. noun
    hand marking seconds on a timepiece
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    types:
    sweep hand, sweep-second
    a second hand that is mounted on the same center as the hour and minute hand and is read on the minutes
    type of:
    hand
    a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
  2. adverb
    from a source of previously owned goods
    “I prefer to buy second hand
  3. noun
    an intermediate person; used in the phrase `at second hand'
    “he could learn at second hand from books”
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    type of:
    go-between, intercessor, intermediary, intermediator, mediator
    a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
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