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 Meanwhile, Biden had begun another stem-winder, on infrastructure. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 25 Mar. 2021 Cartier began incorporating gems into its gentleman’s watches in the late ‘60s and this timepiece is even equipped with a diamond winder. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 Mar. 2021 Each line includes a winder, a stitcher (for flattening the brooms) and then a simple wooden braiding table. Liz Logan, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Oct. 2020 To make a broom, the broom maker attaches the broomcorn to the wooden broom handle with the help of a winder, sometimes called a spindle, which holds tension on a wire or string as the broom maker turns the handle and gradually adds the broomcorn. Liz Logan, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Oct. 2020 Many are total newbies who don’t know the difference between a bobbin winder and a stitch width dial. Richard Marini,, 10 July 2020 Here are three line-winder designs worth considering. The Editors, Field & Stream, 1 June 2020 This is often a plastic piece that fits over your bobbin winder. Vanessa Nirode, Popular Science, 10 Jan. 2020 The original features J Balvin and Tyga over a slinky, side-winder beat. Kat Bein, Billboard, 27 Dec. 2019

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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 24 Sep. 2021.

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