Wind (a mechanism, especially a watch) beyond the proper stopping point.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The decrease in the pitch value corresponds to an overwinding of the helices, but was still compatible with the observed pitches in coiled coil.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.