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Definition of winding:

  1. A call by the boatswain's whistle.
  2. A line- or ribbon- shaped material ( as wire, string, or bandaging) wound around an object; as, the windings ( conducting wires) wound around the armature of an electric motor or generator.
  3. 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.
  4. A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream.
  5. The material, as wire or rope, wound or coiled about anything, or a single round or turn of the material;
  6. Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.

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idle words, knotty, tress, current of air, indirect, anfractuous, twirl, meandrous, spin, breaking wind, plait, fart, twist, copious, nothingness, air current, turn of events, wind instrument, rambling, tangled, pull, snaky, bend, gimmick, snaky, malarkey, kink, wandering, repetition, farting, twisting, eddy, turn, involved, spiraling, dextrorsal, sinistrorse, construction, crook, device, tortuous, flexuous, sinuous, voluminous, gyrating, confidential information, gyring, crooked, wind, wrench, lead, jazz, whirl, tip, twisty, braid, dextrorse, hint, straight, steer, malarky, meandering, flatus.

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