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wind·er 1

1. One that winds, especially a textile worker or machine that winds cloth or materials.
2. An object, such as a spool or barrel, around which material is wound.
3. A device, such as a key, for winding up a spring-driven mechanism.
4. One of the steps of a winding staircase.

win·der 2

n. Upper Southern US
Variant of window.. See Note at holler2.
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1. (Mechanical Engineering) 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
2. (Tools) an object, such as a bobbin, around which something is wound
3. (Horology) a knob or key used to wind up a clock, watch, or similar mechanism
4. (Botany) any plant that twists itself around a support
5. (Architecture) a step of a spiral staircase
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(ˈwaɪn dər)

1. one that winds.
2. a step that narrows toward one end: used in a spiral staircase. Compare flier (def. 8).
3. an instrument or a machine for winding thread or the like.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.winder - a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
2.winder - mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
watch key - winder consisting of a key with a square hole; used for winding some watches
3.winder - mechanical device around which something can be wound
bobbin, spool, reel - a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
reel - winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod
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لَفّاف، مِفْتاح تَدْوير
naťahovací gombíknaťahovací kľúčik
kurma anahtarı


[ˈwaɪndəʳ] N (on watch etc) → cuerda f
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[ˈwaɪndər] n (British) (on watch)remontoir m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


n (of watch)Krone f, → (Aufzieh)rädchen nt; (of alarm clock, toy etc)Aufziehschraube f
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[ˈwaɪndəʳ] n (Brit) (on watch) → corona di carica (Aut) (also window winder) → manovella f alzacristalli inv
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(waind) past tense, past participle wound (waund) verb
1. to wrap round in coils. He wound the rope around his waist and began to climb.
2. to make into a ball or coil. to wind wool.
3. (of a road etc) to twist and turn. The road winds up the mountain.
4. to tighten the spring of (a clock, watch etc) by turning a knob, handle etc. I forgot to wind my watch.
ˈwinder noun
a lever or instrument for winding, on a clock or other mechanism.
ˈwinding adjective
full of bends etc. a winding road.
wind up
1. to turn, twist or coil; to make into a ball or coil. My ball of wool has unravelled – could you wind it up again?
2. to wind a clock, watch etc. She wound up the clock.
3. to end. I think it's time to wind the meeting up.
be/get wound up
to be, or get, in a very excited or anxious state.
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References in classic literature ?
I skips along out towards t'other end o' de house to see what's gwine on, en stops by de ole winder on de side towards Pudd'nhead Wilson's house dat ain't got no sash in it-- but dey ain't none of 'em got any sashes, for as dat's concerned-- en I stood dah in de dark en look out, en dar in the moonlight, right down under me 'uz one o' de twins a-cussin'--not much, but jist a-cussin' soft--it 'uz de brown one dat 'uz cussin,'
Arnong them piles of bones, and close to that there kitchin winder! They put him wery nigh the top.
You see, the path ain't over light or cheerful arter dark; and when I'm here at the hour as she's a comin' home, I puts the light in the winder. That, you see,' said Mr.
The only real sin you've committed, as I figger it out, was in comin' here by the winder when you'd ben sent to bed.
'O Lard, here's a time!' said Jack, looking out o' winder at 'em.
Not a person, not a piece of property, not a winder, not a horse, nor a dog, nor a cat, nor a bird, nor a fowl, nor a pig, but what he stoned, for want of an enlightened object.
'It may seem wery strange talkin' to me about these here affairs, miss,' said Sam, with great vehemence; 'but all I can say is, that I'm not only ready but villin' to do anythin' as'll make matters agreeable; and if chuckin' either o' them sawboneses out o' winder 'ull do it, I'm the man.' As Sam Weller said this, he tucked up his wristbands, at the imminent hazard of falling off the wall in so doing, to intimate his readiness to set to work immediately.
The very Maypole--the old dumb Maypole--stares in at the winder, as if it said, "John Willet, John Willet, let's go and pitch ourselves in the nighest pool of water as is deep enough to hold us; for our day is over!"'
Thou know'st - poor, patient, suff'rin, dear - how thou didst work for her, seet'n all day long in her little chair at thy winder, and how she died, young and misshapen, awlung o' sickly air as had'n no need to be, an' awlung o' working people's miserable homes.
'Let me see,' said the boy, 'I think I'll hang him in the winder, because it's more light and cheerful, and he can see the sky there, if he looks up very much.
"An' when she ain't doin' nothin' else, she's movin' them little glass danglers 'round ter diff'rent winders in the room so the sun'll make the 'rainbows dance,' as that blessed child calls it.
'ouses and shops busying themselves, moty cars in the streets, a sort of moonlight in all the lamps and winders. People, I say, Teddy, but they wasn't people.