Winder
Winder Wind"er, n. [From {Wind} to turn.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, winds; hence, a creeping or winding plant. [1913 Webster]

2. An apparatus used for winding silk, cotton, etc., on spools, bobbins, reels, or the like. [1913 Webster]

3. (Arch.) One in a flight of steps which are curved in plan, so that each tread is broader at one end than at the other; -- distinguished from flyer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Winder — may refer to: * winder (device), a device for transferring energy into a mechanical storage such as mainsprings or the weights of a longcase clock. Its supply may be the hand mdash;most familiarly so mdash;or an electric motor. * winder (machine) …   Wikipedia

  • Winder — Ciudad de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Winder — Winder, GA U.S. city in Georgia Population (2000): 10201 Housing Units (2000): 4098 Land area (2000): 10.835297 sq. miles (28.063289 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.359741 sq. miles (0.931725 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.195038 sq. miles (28.995014 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Winder — Wind er, v. t. & i. [Prov. E. winder a fan, and to winnow. ?. Cf. {Winnow}.] To fan; to clean grain with a fan. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Winder — Wind er, n. A blow taking away the breath. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Winder — Wind er, v. i. To wither; to fail. [Obs.] Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winder — ► NOUN ▪ a device or mechanism for winding something, especially a watch, clock, or camera film …   English terms dictionary

  • winder — [wīn′dər] n. 1. a person who winds material or operates a winding machine in textile and other industries 2. an apparatus for winding or on which winding is done 3. a key, knob, etc. for winding a spring operated mechanism 4. any of the steps in… …   English World dictionary

  • Winder — Win|der [ waɪndɐ], der; s, [engl. winder, zu: to wind (auf)wickeln] (Fotogr.): Vorrichtung in Kleinbildkameras zum automatischen Transport des Films. * * * I Winder   [ waɪndə; englisch, zu to wind »(auf)wickeln«] der, s/ , Vorrichtung für… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Winder — Minolta Auto Winder D, Rückseite Als Winder bezeichnet man einen, an fotografische Kameras anschließbaren Motor zum Filmtransport (engl. „to wind“, aufspulen). Ein Winder weist im Gegensatz zum Motor oder Motordrive meist eine niedrigere… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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