Definitions for: Winding

[n] the act of winding or twisting; "he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind"
[adj] of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"
[adj] marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track"

Webster (1913) Definition: Wind"ing, n.
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.

Wind"ing, n. [From Wind to blow.] (Naut.)
A call by the boatswain's whistle.

Wind"ing, a. [From Wind to twist.]
Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.

Wind"ing, n.
A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the
windings of a road or stream.

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

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

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.

Synonyms: crooked, indirect, meandering(a), rambling, tortuous, twist, twisting, twisty, wandering(a), wind

See Also: rotation

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