verb (used with or without object), re·wound or (Rare) re·wind·ed; re·wind·ing.
- 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.
Related formsre·wind·er, noun
Examples from the Web for rewound
The film may be rewound with the pin remaining in position and cause very serious trouble.Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions|Henry C. Horstmann
The end of the thong should be rewound in the same direction as the upper part and held in place by the right hand.Riding and Driving for Women|Belle Beach
It checked the spool, which rewound swiftly and silently, and stopped itself when the rewinding was finished.The Old Die Rich|Horace Leonard Gold
So Dorothy rewound his thought machinery, and while he was thinking she decided to eat her dinner.Ozma of Oz|L. Frank Baum
Ruth marveled at the skill of the man who rewound the wet line on the pegs of the frame that held it.Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point|Alice B. Emerson