Definition of

Minute Hand

Minute Hand
The large hand on a clock that points to the minutes.

It goes once around the clock every 60 minutes (one hour).

Example: in the clock on the left, the minute hand is just past the "4", and if you count the little marks from "12" it shows that it is 22 minutes past the hour.

(The small hand is the "hour hand" and it is just past 8, so it is 22 past 8.)

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