Definitions for "counterclockwise"
Keywords:  clock, clockwise, ccw, rotatory, circle
in the opposite direction to that in which the hands of a clock rotate, as viewed from in front of the clock face; -- of rotatory motion or spiral direction. Opposite of clockwise, or right-handed
The opposite direction that clock hands rotate. From the12:00 position clock hands would rotate to the left. See also clockwise
Opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock rotate; to the left.