ADV: ADV after v
If something is moving anticlockwise, it is moving in the opposite direction to the direction in which the hands of a clock move. [BRIT]

The cutters are opened by turning the knob anticlockwise.

Anticlockwise is also an adjective. anticlockwise route around the coast.

(in AM, use counterclockwise)

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