self-winding
adjective Date: 1825 not needing to be wound by hand <
a self-winding watch
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  • self-winding — [self′wīn′diŋ] adj. wound automatically, as certain wristwatches with internal winding mechanisms activated by external motion, as by normal arm movements …   English World dictionary

  • self-winding — self wind|ing [ˌselʃ ˈwaındıŋ] adj a self winding watch is one that you do not have to ↑wind to make it work …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-winding — Automatic Au to*mat ic, Automatical Au to*mat ic*al, a. [Cf. F. automatique. See {Automaton}.] 1. Having an inherent power of action or motion. [1913 Webster] Nothing can be said to be automatic. Sir H. Davy. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-winding — adjective a self winding watch is one that you do not have to wind 3 to make it work …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-winding — /self wuyn ding/, adj. (of a timepiece) kept wound or wound periodically by a mechanism, as an electric motor or a system of weighted levers, so that winding by hand is not necessary. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-winding — winding automatically (about a watch) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • self-winding — self′ wind′ing adj. hor (of a timepiece) wound by a mechanism, as an electric motor or a system of weighted levers • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-winding — Synonyms and related words: automated, automatic, automatous, cybernated, self acting, self active, self adjusting, self closing, self controlled, self cooking, self directed, self directing, self dumping, self governed, self governing, self… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-winding — /sɛlf ˈwaɪndɪŋ/ (say self wuynding) adjective (of a clock or watch) winding itself automatically by a motor, by its wearer s movements, or the like …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-winding — adj. (of a watch etc.) having an automatic winding apparatus …   Useful english dictionary

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