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overwind

[¦ō·vər¦wīnd]
(engineering)
To wind a spring, rope, or cable too tightly or too far.
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The classic, snarling growl of Jett's original Melody Maker is accurately captured by a single Gibson Burstbucker 3 zebra humbucker, slightly overwound with asymmetrical coils, unpolished Alnico II magnets, and all the punch and power of an original Gibson PAF pickup.
1939 A man dies and 58 are injured when a cage is overwound on its way to the sur face.
In any other naturally found geometry, the DNA is either under- or overwound.
When socializing, you may find yourself having to chew large amounts of the mildly narcotic weed known as ghat, which has, Kaplan notes, "an exquisitely subtle effect at once energizing and relaxing, like having five cups of espresso without feeling overwound.
She followed that with: My old flame, 'twas you who made me tick, Then you overwound, just got onmy wick.