Winder \Wind"er\, n. A blow taking away the breath. [Slang] [1913 Webster]
Winder \Wind"er\, v. i. To wither; to fail. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]
Winder \Wind"er\, n. [From Wind to turn.] [1913 Webster]
One who, or that which, winds; hence, a creeping or winding plant. [1913 Webster]
An apparatus used for winding silk, cotton, etc., on spools, bobbins, reels, or the like. [1913 Webster]
(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]
1 a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
2 mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock) [syn: key]
3 mechanical device around which something can be wound
- Rhymes: -aɪndə(r)
Winder may refer to:
- A winder, 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—most familiarly so—or an electric motor.
- A winder, a machine for wrapping string, twine, cord, thread, yarn, rope, wire, ribbon, tape, etc. onto a spool, bobbin, reel, etc.
- A winder, one in a series of wedge shaped steps in a stairway, used to make a 90 degree turn.