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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.
References in classic literature ?
He so worked upon his feelings with the pathos of these dreams, that he had to keep swallowing, he was so like to choke; and his eyes swam in a blur of water, which overflowed when he winked, and ran down and trickled from the end of his nose.
My Huldy could 'a' done it, and not winked an eyelash," observed Mrs.
Love not the world,' the preacher said, And winked his eye, and shook his head; He seized on Tom, and Dick, and Ned, Cut short their meat, and clothes, and bread, Yet still loved heavenly union.
I winked,' he answered: 'I wink to see my father strike a dog or a horse, he does it so hard.
He slowly winked his green eye; sighed with deep feeling; and buried his insolvent hands in his unproductive pockets.
Pumblechook winked assent; from which I at once inferred that he had never seen Miss Havisham, for she was nothing of the kind.
He winked, as he spoke, at two of the company, who were known officially as the "bassoon" and the "key-bugle", in the confidence that he was expressing the sense of the musical profession in Raveloe.