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second handnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈsek.ənd ˌhænd/ us   /ˈsek.ənd ˌhænd/
the long, thin part on some clocks and watches that shows how many seconds have passed

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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second-handadjective

uk   /ˌsekəndˈhænd/ us   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)
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