au·​to·​wind | \ ˈȯ-(ˌ)tō-ˌwīnd How to pronounce autowind (audio) \

Definition of autowind

: a system by which a film camera automatically advances a roll of film every time a picture is taken Today, many 35mm cameras with built-in, battery-powered film winding capability, simply list “autowind” as one of the camera’s features.Popular Photography, May 1997

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First Known Use of autowind

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autowind

auto- entry 1 + wind entry 5

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“Autowind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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