Definition of Overwound

1. Verb. (past of overwind) ¹



2. Adjective. (figuratively uncommon) Nervous, tense, jumpy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overwound

1. overwind [v] - See also: overwind

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Literary usage of Overwound

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1. Transactions by American Ethnological Society (1855)
"At Mr. Robert Bell's Pit, Wishaw, one cage and man overwound; but being arrested, ... At Kilmarnock, a boy on the top of hutch of coal was overwound; ..."

2. Report of the Transvaal Commission Upon the Use of Winding Ropes, Safety by Umfreville Percy Swinburne (1907)
"... in which the engine-driver overwound, due to his own neglect 56 Cases in which the engine-driver overwound, due to other causes 11 Total 67 •These cases ..."

3. Transactions by Mining Institute of Scotland (1881)
"when the cage reaches an undue elevation, and is in danger of being overwound. The rope C passes through this ring, which is of such inner diameter that ..."

4. A Handbook of Physics Measurements by Ervin Sidney Ferry, Oscar William Silvey, George William Sherman, David Christie Duncan (1918)
"Consider a ring of length l and area of cross section A uniformly overwound throughout its length with a primary coil, and also overwound with a separate ..."

5. The Principles of Electric Wave Telegraphy and Telephony by John Ambrose Fleming (1919)
"Several demagnetizing coils may be used on the same band of iron, each overwound with a telephone coil, and these latter may be joined in either series or ..."

6. Practical Electrical Testing in Physics and Electrical Engineering: Being a by George Dudley Aspinall Parr (1901)
"The card thus overwound is bent round over the outside of a light, hollow, drum-shaped ... The periphery of the drum is overwound, with at the lower end, ..."

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