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windup

[′wīn‚dəp]
(mechanical engineering)
The twisting of a shaft under a torsional load, usually resulting in vibration and other undesirable effects as the shaft relaxes.
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In order to form the transportation link between the tread windup machines and the palletizing area, each of the new conveyors is laid out at right-angles (see drawing).
The WindUp owes its diminutive size to an innovative cord winder mechanism and the EarSet's all-in-the-ear design, which also includes an integrated answer/end button.
With a 3-0 lead now, Nomo started the third without his windup.
Nomo, pitching from the stretch the entire game in order to bypass recent problems with his complicated windup, allowed three hits in seven innings and the Dodgers beat the Astros 4-3 in 10 innings.
Octopus hurlers try to buy tickets for aisle seats, so that they can stand up quickly after the Red Wings score and take a good windup without hitting the person behind them.
The relationship brings all of the high quality, tin litho windup toys offered by Schylling to CollectingChannel.
Collectors find old dolls, windup toys, candy containers, lead figures and jewelry made soon after he starred in his first movies.
In addition, they also create proprietary development tools and properties including voice recognition and web software modeling, including Windup World, a global online community for kids and families.
of Cape Town, South Africa the radio, powered by a clockwork generator, can play for 40 minutes on one 30 second windup.