Winding Wind"ing, n. 1. A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream. [1913 Webster]

To nurse the saplings tall, and curl the grove With ringlets quaint, and wanton windings wove. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. The material, as wire or rope, wound or coiled about anything, or a single round or turn of the material; as (Elec.), a series winding, or one in which the armature coil, the field-magnet coil, and the external circuit form a continuous conductor; a shunt winding, or one of such a character that the armature current is divided, a portion of the current being led around the field-magnet coils. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] [1913 Webster]

{Winding engine}, an engine employed in mining to draw up buckets from a deep pit; a hoisting engine.

{Winding sheet}, a sheet in which a corpse is wound or wrapped.

{Winding tackle} (Naut.), a tackle consisting of a fixed triple block, and a double or triple movable block, used for hoisting heavy articles in or out of a vessel. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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