Definition of wind-up adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    wind-up

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈwaɪnd ʌp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwaɪnd ʌp//
     
    [only before noun]
     
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  1. 1that you operate by turning a key or handle an old-fashioned wind-up gramophone
  2. 2intended to bring something to an end a wind-up speech