clock"wise`(?), a. & adv. in the same direction as the hands of a clock rotate, as viewed from in front of the clock face; -- said of that direction of a rotation about an axis, or about a point in a plane, which is ordinarily reckoned negative. Also said of the direction of a spiral, in which case the term right-handed is more common. Opposite of counterclockwise, and left-handed.
Syn. -- right-handed, dextrorotary, dextrorotatory.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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