wind·​er | \ ˈwīn-dər How to pronounce winder (audio) \

Definition of winder

: one that winds: such as
a : a worker or machine that winds thread and yarn
b : a key for winding a mechanism (such as a clock)
c : 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 Many are total newbies who don’t know the difference between a bobbin winder and a stitch width dial. Richard Marini,, "People are sewing again all over U.S., San Antonio in new wave of crafting during coronavirus pandemic," 10 July 2020 Here are three line-winder designs worth considering. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider Before You Buy a Fishing Line Winder," 1 June 2020 This is often a plastic piece that fits over your bobbin winder. Vanessa Nirode, Popular Science, "Five simple fixes to keep your clothing around longer," 10 Jan. 2020 The original features J Balvin and Tyga over a slinky, side-winder beat. Kat Bein, Billboard, "DJ Snake Links With Ozuna, Nicky Jam, Natti Natasha, Darell & Sech For 'Loco Contigo' Remix: Listen," 27 Dec. 2019 The side-winder from Germany did a fine job on the kickoffs. Rich Exner, cleveland, "This is what happened when Paul Brown’s Bengals played Cleveland for the first time: Browns Flashback," 3 Dec. 2019 My suite had a view of the courtyard, the hotel’s signature red awnings slanting from the opposite winders like the brims of hats worn just for show. Alan Behr,, "When Paris does what it does best," 20 Aug. 2019 Getting yourself a wire cutter and string winder is helpful to make the process less tedious. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up a Guitar And Make It Your Own," 7 Dec. 2018 There’s a piper to the sovereign and a grand carver and a royal clock winder. William Booth, The Seattle Times, "The secrets of the royal ravenmaster at the Tower of London," 26 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of winder

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Winder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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