winder

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

wind +‎ -er

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

winder (plural winders)

  1. A textile worker, or machine, that winds cloth
  2. A spool around which something is wound
  3. A key or knob for winding a clock, watch or clockwork mechanism
  4. One of the steps of a spiral staircase (as opposed to a flyer, or straight step).

Etymology 2Edit

wind +‎ -er

NounEdit

winder (plural winders)

  1. (slang) A blow that winds somebody, or takes away their breath.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 8
      "Well!" exclaimed the miner. "That's a winder." He considered it a moment, said "H'm!" and proceeded with his dinner. Suddenly his face contracted with wrath. "I hope he may never set foot i' my house again," he said.

Etymology 3Edit

Related to winnow.

VerbEdit

winder (third-person singular simple present winders, present participle windering, simple past and past participle windered)

  1. To fan; to clean grain with a fan.

AnagramsEdit

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