Wind"ing, n. 1. 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 groveMilton.
With ringlets quaint, and wanton windings wove.
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.]
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. --
(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.
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