windup

or wind-up

[ wahynd-uhp ]
/ ˈwaɪndˌʌp /

noun

the conclusion of any action, activity, etc.; the end or close.
a final act or part.
Baseball. the preparatory movements of the arm before pitching a ball.Compare stretch(def 22).
Informal. a mechanical object, as a toy or wristwatch, that is driven by a spring or similar mechanism that must be wound.
an act or instance of winding up.

Origin of windup

First recorded in 1565–75; noun use of verb phrase wind up
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