Definition of overwind in US English:



[with object]
  • Wind (a mechanism, especially a watch) beyond the proper stopping point.

    • ‘The decrease in the pitch value corresponds to an overwinding of the helices, but was still compatible with the observed pitches in coiled coil.’
    • ‘The Hozelock easily, quickly and properly rewinds its 100' of hose with the turn of the handle; no overwinding, no tangling, no problems.’
    • ‘And, perhaps because the routine is the same every day, time seems to be whizzing past as if someone had overwound the clock.’