- To rewind is to reel or wind a tape or film backwards, or to otherwise reverse back on something.
When a VCR tape is playing and you want to go back five minutes and watch the prior scene again so you wind the tape back, this is an example of when you rewind.
rewind definition by Webster's New World
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transitive verb rewound, rewinding
to wind again; specif., to wind (film or tape) back on the original reel
- something rewound
- the act of rewinding
rewind definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb re·wound , re·wind·ing, re·winds
- To wind again or anew.
- To reverse the winding of (recording tape or camera film).
- The act or process of rewinding.
- Something that rewinds or is rewound.
- A control mechanism for rewinding (tape or film).
- re·windˈer noun