wind·​er ˈwīn-dər How to pronounce winder (audio)
: one that winds: such as
: a worker or machine that winds thread and yarn
: a key for winding a mechanism (such as a clock)
: a step that is wider at one end than at the other (as in a spiral staircase)

Examples of winder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bill Wagner, 52, a coil winder, has been at Lincoln for 30 years, joining after leaving the Navy. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, 19 July 2023 Clip one end to the anchor, the other to the decoy spreader. Attach the decoy cord to the line winder, spool the winder, and tie a carabiner or S-clip to the end of the line. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 26 Nov. 2020 Covered in luxe pebbled faux leather and lined with silk, the winder doubles as a handsome storage option and can hold up to three timepieces. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 June 2022 Expect warmer, winder and more humid weather Thursday into next week. Dallas News, 27 Apr. 2022 With few mentions of homelessness or other key issues in the mayor’s race, Sanders’ speech was more a resounding argument for voting Democrat in the midterms than a stem-winder on the merits of Bass. Benjamin Oreskesstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 29 Oct. 2022 In the air, move your hands and feet out to the sides (around 6 to 12 inches), landing with soft elbows in this winder stance. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, 16 Mar. 2021 One involved a blue Dodge Charger speeding down Ocean Drive, allegedly weaving from lane to lane with a passenger hanging out of the winder, all with throngs of pedestrians packing the bar and restaurant lined sidewalk. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 24 Mar. 2022 The new Turbo is a sleek watch winder and safe combo. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 19 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of winder was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Winder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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