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  • verb Present participle of overwind.


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  • With traditional self-winding watches use a slipping mainspring to prevent overwinding.

    WIND POWERED WATCH: Urwerk UR-202 | Inhabitat

  • Perhaps the biggest problem on top was making signals to the engineers in the yard below to prevent overwinding of the hoisting engines.

    The Great Bridge

  • Not only untrained whites, explained Rose, 'but Coolies and even Kaffirs also' were thus employed, 'with the inevitable result that accidents to men employed in the mines through overwinding the cages or otherwise became more frequent.'


  • Government records showed that the number of mine accidents caused by overwinding was small and unrelated to the employment of uncertificated drivers.


  • -- Geneva stop mechanism first used in Geneva watches to prevent overwinding.

    Kinematics of Mechanisms from the Time of Watt

  • Among the safety appliances which are to be found in the Mining Section of the Inventions Exhibition is a model of an ingenious contrivance for the prevention of overwinding, the joint patent of Mr. W.T. Lewis,

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885

  • Safety hooks are often fitted to winding ropes, and although the damage to life and property is greatly reduced by the use of them, they do not protect a descending cage from injury in a case of overwinding; besides which, they are almost useless when a wild run takes place, an accident which, strange to say, has already occurred many times after engines and boilers have been laid off for repairs.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885

  • a device to permit less than a full revolution of the star wheel and thus to prevent overwinding of a watch spring.

    Kinematics of Mechanisms from the Time of Watt


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