Definition of winder :
1. A blow taking away the breath.
2. An apparatus used for winding silk, cotton, etc., on spools, bobbins, reels, or the like.
3. One in a flight of steps which are curved in plan, so that each tread is broader at one end than at the other; - distinguished from flyer.
4. One who, or that which, winds; hence, a creeping or winding plant.
5. To fan; to clean grain with a fan.
6. To wither; to fail.
- " It was a stem- winder," says I. " Sir Peter was off side most of the time; but I don't carry no grouch for that." - "Shorty McCabe", Sewell Ford.
- Why, you monkey- faced son of a sea- cook, for two pins I'd chuck you out of the winder. - "Short Cruises", W.W. Jacobs.
- And you say there's a thirty- foot drop from this winder? - "Blindfolded", Earle Ashley Walcott.