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.
- 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
- adj. operated by a mechanism
- n. a concluding action
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