- uptake(def 3).
- any of various devices for taking up slack, winding in, or compensating for the looseness of parts due to wear.
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“Anecdotally I can tell you that the take-up rate is fairly small,” said Smyth.Walmart’s New Embrace of Gay Employees a Sign of Corporate Shift|Daniel Gross|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He got the projector from its case, plugged it in, using his father's desk as a table, and put on the take-up reel.Smugglers' Reef|John Blaine
Singer improved upon this by furnishing his machine with a spring take-up lever, partially controlled by the needle bar.
The take-up probably causes more trouble than any other part of the mechanism and it should be carefully watched.
If the take-up is not handling the film properly, it is due to a loose belt or to insufficient tension on the spring.
This controls the movements of a lever called the take-up, pivoted to the machine (Fig. 4).