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Meaning of “second hand” in the English Dictionary

"second hand" in British English

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second handnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
the ​long, ​thinpart on some ​clocks and ​watches that ​shows how many ​seconds have ​passed

second-handadjective, adverb

uk   us   /ˌsek.əndˈhænd/
B1 not new; having been used in the past by someone ​else: This ​bike is second-hand but it's still in good ​condition. She ​buys all her ​clothes second-hand.

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(Definition of second hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"second-hand" in Business English

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second-handadjective

uk   us   /ˌsekəndˈhænd/ (also pre-owned) COMMERCE
previously ​owned by someone else: second-hand ​cars/​goods/​market
second-hand
adverb
We ​bought it second-hand from a Mercedes ​dealer.
(Definition of second-hand from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “second hand”
in Arabic مُسْتَعْمَل…
in Korean 중고의…
in Portuguese de segunda mão, usado…
in Catalan de segona mà…
in Japanese 中古の…
in Turkish kullanılmış, ikinci el, elden düşme…
in Russian подержанный, с рук…
in Italian di seconda mano, usato…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旧(的), 二手(的)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 舊(的), 二手(的)…
in Polish używany, z drugiej ręki…
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