noun au·to·wind \ˈȯ-(ˌ)tō-ˌwīnd\

Definition of autowind


  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of autowind

1auto- + 5wind

First Known Use: 1965

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capable of being understood in two ways

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