One o'clock


Senior Member
Portuguese Portugal

What may be the differente meaning of "one o'clock" besides a specific hour?

This is the context:

(at the end of an helicopter trip):
"After a while the pilot said, "See ahead there? One o'clock"

(adenda: there was not any reference to a time schedule before the journey)

Thank for yr help
  • chesty

    Senior Member

    You have to imagine a closk face with hands.

    12 o'clock is directly ahead of you, 6 o'clock directly behind. It refers not to time but location.


    Senior Member
    spanish from spain
    think you are seated into the cockpit and now look...

    just in front of you it's 12 o'clock

    Now turn your head 90 degrees east: that's three o'clock

    Can you now imagine where one o'clock is ?...
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