Meaning of “second hand” in the English Dictionary

"second hand" in English

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second handnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈsek.ənd ˌhænd/ us /ˈsek.ənd ˌhænd/

second-handadjective, adverb

uk /ˌsek.əndˈhænd/ 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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uk /ˌsekəndˈhænd/ us also pre-owned COMMERCE

previously owned by someone else:

second-hand cars/goods/market

We bought it second-hand from a Mercedes dealer.

(Definition of “second-hand” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)