Pronunciation: (sek'und hand" for 1; sek'und hand' for 2, 3),[key] 1. the hand that indicates the seconds on a clock or watch.
2. an assistant or helper, as to a worker or foreman.
3. at second hand, from or through an intermediate source or means; secondhand: She had the news at second hand.
Pronunciation: (sek'und-hand'),[key] —adj. 1. not directly known or experienced; obtained from others or from books: Most of our knowledge is secondhand. 2. previously used or owned: secondhand clothes. 3. dealing in previously used goods: a secondhand bookseller.
—adv. 1. after another user or owner: He bought it secondhand. 2. indirectly; at second hand: He heard the news secondhand.