Definition of Overwind

1. v. t. To wind too tightly, as a spring, or too far, as a hoisting rope on a drum.



Definition of Overwind

1. Verb. (transitive) To wind (tighten a spring of) something excessively. ¹

2. Verb. To twist itself more tightly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overwind

1. to wind too much, as a watch [v -WOUND, -WINDING, -WINDS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overwind

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overwind (current term)
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overwise
overwit

Literary usage of Overwind

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1. The Mechanical Engineering of Collieries by T. Campbell Futers (1905)
"When an overwind takes place, the hook is drawn into the cylinder, which causes the lower ... 516, which represents the hook in position after an overwind. ..."

2. Wire Ropes for Hoisting by South African Institution of Engineers (1920)
"In response to Mr. Thomas's question with regard to ropes that have been strained by a big shock, such as an overwind, it is evidently an incomplete answer ..."

3. Transactions of the Manchester Geological Society by Manchester Geological Society (1896)
"In the event of an overwind, the projecting portions of the sliding plates are pushed inward by contact either with a plate fixed in the headgear or by the ..."

4. Handbook of Mining Details (1912)
"In case of an overwind through the dump the skip is hoisted in its dumping position of 45°, since lugs on the skip at the back bear against the bail as the ..."

5. Practical Coal Mining: A Manual for Managers, Under-managers, Colliery by George L. Kerr (1905)
"In the case of an overwind, the hook is partially drawn through the centre hole in the ... King and Humble's hook is also furnished, in case of an overwind, ..."

6. Mining: A Journal Devoted to the Interests of Mines and Mining Students (1895)
"The stops are also very convenient for supporting the cages while the rope is being reattached after an overwind. The back of the stop is shown ..."

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