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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of bringing something to an end.
  • n. A concluding part; a conclusion.
  • n. Baseball The movements of a pitcher, including the swinging back of the arm and the raising of the forward foot, preparatory to pitching the ball.
  • adj. Operated by a spring that is wound up by hand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The end or conclusion of something.
  • n. A punch line of a joke or comedy routine.
  • n. A joke, an attempt to fool someone or to make them angry.
  • n. the part of a pitch where the pitcher moves his or her arm backwards before throwing the ball.
  • adj. needing to be wound up in order to function.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of winding up, or closing; a concluding act or part; the end.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The conclusion or final adjustment and settlement of any matter, as a speech, business, entertainment, etc.; the closing act; the close.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. operated by a mechanism
  • n. a concluding action
  • v. give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
  • v. finally be or do something
  • v. coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
  • v. stimulate sexually

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