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NOUN (2)

1. any of various devices for reducing slack (as in a sewing machine) or taking up motion (as in a loom);
- Example: "a take-up that winds photographic film on a spool"

2. the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Take-up \Take"-up`\ (t[=a]k"[u^]p`), n. (Mach.) That which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

take-up n 1: any of various devices for reducing slack (as in a sewing machine) or taking up motion (as in a loom); "a take-up that winds photographic film on a spool" 2: the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in