Definition of counterclockwise adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

counterclockwise

 adverb,adjective
adverb, adjective
NAmE//ˌkaʊntərˈklɑkwaɪz//
 
 
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in the opposite direction to the movement of the hands of a clock Turn the key counterclockwise/in a counterclockwise direction. Moist air blew counterclockwise around the low pressure area. opposite clockwise
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