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Definition of "wind-up" []

  • The act of bringing something to an end. (noun)
  • A concluding part; a conclusion. (noun)
  • Baseball The movements of a pitcher, including the swinging back of the arm and the raising of the forward foot, preparatory to pitching the ball. (noun)
  • Operated by a spring that is wound up by hand. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wind-up" in a sentence
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  • "We had to add an external wind-up turntable to make it so the right half of your food wasn't cold."