Origin of winder
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Examples from the Web for winder
Now set right down here, where you can see out o' the winder.
You jest pull in my sheets, an' shet the winder, while I do it.
Except the milk, and he gave me my ha'porth through the winder.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
There's house with a winder, but I am afraid of their being proud.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
I shut every winder tight and I make Kenelm do the same thing.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
- 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
- an object, such as a bobbin, around which something is wound
- a knob or key used to wind up a clock, watch, or similar mechanism
- any plant that twists itself around a support
- a step of a spiral staircase
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