[verb ree-wahynd; noun ree-wahynd]
- to wind again.
- to wind back to or toward the beginning; reverse.
- an act or instance of rewinding.
- a function of an audio or video recorder or player, as a cassette deck or DVR, that returns the audio or video incrementally to an earlier point.
- the button or other control that activates this reversing function.
- a camera control or mechanism used to wind film back into a film cassette.
Origin of rewind
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- (tr) to wind back, esp a film or tape onto the original reel
- something rewound
- the act of rewinding
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Word Origin and History for rewinded
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