[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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Examples from the Web for rewinding
You can go back to rewinding your TiVos to replay that scene over and over again now.Inside True Blood’s Steamy Gay Sex Scene
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Rick kept the camera on them, shooting steadily, rewinding when necessary.Smugglers' Reef
The inking is done by a ribbon, which travels automatically across the machine, winding and rewinding on and from spools.The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out
Fred T. Hodgson
The complete clock is shown in Fig. 31, the large weight which does the rewinding each minute being plainly visible.
By this remounting, or rewinding, the clock receives the same amount of driving force each minute.
Rewinding the lariat, she fastened it to the saddle, then swung to the seat before he could step forward to aid her.A Daughter of the Dons
William MacLeod Raine
- (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 rewinding
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