windup

[wahynd-uhp]
noun
1.
the conclusion of any action, activity, etc.; the end or close.
2.
a final act or part.
3.
Baseball. the preparatory movements of the arm before pitching a ball. Compare stretch ( def 22 ).
4.
Informal. a mechanical object, as a toy or wristwatch, that is driven by a spring or similar mechanism that must be wound.
5.
an act or instance of winding up.
Also, wind-up.


Origin:
1565–75; noun use of verb phrase wind up

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windup

adjective
1. operated by a mechanism; "windup toys" 

noun
1. a concluding action [syn: completion
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Example sentences
Probably after some windup party with other newspaper reporters.
Capoeira can deliver lethal blows, but only after an elaborate windup involving quadruple handsprings or multiple cartwheels.
They were the windup to a diatribe over an article of mine about his seamier side.
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