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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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Had Nomo been recovering from the landing on his windup, he never would have been able to snare the ball.
Asked his plans for his next start, he said: ``If my windup mechanics are completely fixed, I will try it from the windup.
Inexperienced octopus throwers sometimes make the mistake of holding the tentacle tips, only to have the octopus head break off during the windup.
Other products currently in development include a windup flashlight and a windup Walkman-style radio.
For information on the BayGen Freeplay contact: Windup Technology Inc.
Photo: This windup toy of Charlie Chaplin dressed as the Li ttle Tramp is 6-1/2 inches high.
The EarSet WindUp easily fits in the palm of your hand, pocket or bag and its compact cord winder mechanism ensures handy storage and accessibility.
Two- or three-roll units with windups, let-offs, strip knives and stock guides.
Graeme Hawksfield, manager of the Gateshead branch, says the CD ( Fourteen of the Most Outrageous Windups ( is number six in the in-store charts and could be top at Christmas.