Meaning of WINDER in English


/wuyn"deuhr/ , n.

1. a person or thing that winds.

2. a staircase step for changing direction. Cf. flier (def. 9).

3. a plant that coils or twines itself about something.

4. an instrument or a machine for winding thread or the like.

[ 1545-55; WIND 2 + -ER 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .