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or wind·up (wīnd′ŭp′)
a. The act of bringing something to an end.
b. A concluding part; a conclusion.
2. Baseball The series of movements of a pitcher, including the swinging back of the arm and the raising of the forward foot, preparatory to pitching the ball. A wind-up is usually used when there are no base runners or when the bases are loaded.
Operated by a spring that is wound up by hand.



1. the conclusion of any action, activity, etc.; end or close.
2. Baseball. the preparatory movements of the pitcher's arm before pitching a ball.
3. made to function by the manual winding of an internal spring or the like: windup toys.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.windup - a concluding actionwindup - a concluding action      
consummation - the act of bringing to completion or fruition
consummation - the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
finishing, finish - the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
finalisation, finalization - the act of finalizing
follow-through - carrying some project or intention to full completion; "I appreciated his follow-through on his promise"
follow-through - the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion; "his follow-through was straight down the line toward the target"; "squash can be dangerous if your opponent has a long follow-through"
graduation - the successful completion of a program of study
Adj.1.windup - operated by a mechanismwindup - operated by a mechanism; "windup toys"
mechanical - using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy"