in the direction in which the hands of a clock rotate
Origin of clockwiseclock + -wise
In the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock.
- (of movement) In a circular fashion so as to be moving to the right at the top of the circle and to the left at the bottom, in the way that the hands of an analogue/analog clock move.
- (of movement) Positioned as such when facing the side of a circular structure or configuration, objects moving within the structure approach from the right-hand side, and depart toward the left-hand side.
- Moving clockwise; having rotary motion in the manner of a clock.
- In the southern hemisphere the flow of air around a low-pressure system is clockwise.
clock + -wise