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Meaning of windup

wind•up

Pronunciation: (wīnd'up"), [key]
— n.
  1. the conclusion of any action, activity, etc.; the end or close.
  2. a final act or part.
  3. the preparatory movements of the arm before pitching a ball. Cf.(def. 22).
  4. a mechanical object, as a toy or wristwatch, that is driven by a spring or similar mechanism that must be wound.
  5. an act or instance of winding up.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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