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wink

1
an interrupted flashing of light

wink

2
a disc used in the game of tiddlywinks

wink

(1) See Wink hub.

(2) A short control signal in telephony operations. It can be a single pulse, a brief interruption of a continuous tone, a change of bits or a change in polarity of the signal. For example, a momentary interruption (the wink) of a continuous, single-frequency tone is a signal that the receiving device is ready. The momentary interruption (the wink) of current to the light next to a telephone's hold button causes it to flicker as a signal to the user that the line is on hold.
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But McCulloch, who bagged 14 goals in Wigan's title charge last term, says he will not sleep a wink if Paul Jewell's outfit are embarrassed at the JJB Stadium on Sunday.
The proud dad said: "I was quite calm about the whole thing and slept soundly all night but my wife did not sleep a wink.