autowind

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autowind was in 1965

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“Autowind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autowind. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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