Definition of "winder" []

  • One that winds, especially a textile worker or machine that winds cloth or materials. (noun)
  • An object, such as a spool or barrel, around which material is wound. (noun)
  • A device, such as a key, for winding up a spring-driven mechanism. (noun)
  • One of the steps of a winding staircase. (noun)
  • Upper Southern U.S. Variant of window. See Regional Note at holler2. (noun)
  • A person or device that winds, as an engine for hoisting the cages in a mine shaft or a device for winding the yarn in textile manufacture (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An object, such as a bobbin, around which something is wound (noun)
  • A knob or key used to wind up a clock, watch, or similar mechanism (noun)
  • Any plant that twists itself around a support (noun)
  • A step of a spiral staircase (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "winder" in a sentence
  • "Here I took the wheels off so you can see the skein winder in situ:"
  • "One nice feature of the charkha is that there's a skein winder included."
  • "The men pointed and stared for fifteen minutes before the police chief motioned toward a small wishing well protruding from the lower frame of the machine, exclaiming, “The little crank and shaft for the well bucket is the bobbin winder!”"