overwind definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To wind too firmly: overwound the watch and smashed the spring.
    • To breeze too tightly, as a spring, or past an acceptable limit, as a hoisting line on a drum.
  • verb:
    • To breeze (tighten a spring of) anything in excess.
    • To twist it self more securely.
  • others:
    • To breeze excessively.
    • Specifically, in mining, to breeze (a hoisting equipment) so the cage rises above its correct position for being unloaded. Overwinding is an effective source of risk in mining, and lots of expedients have been adopted for the prevention.

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