• WordNet 3.6
    • n winder mechanical device around which something can be wound
    • n winder mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
    • n winder a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Winder A blow taking away the breath.
    • Winder An apparatus used for winding silk, cotton, etc., on spools, bobbins, reels, or the like.
    • Winder (Arch) One in a flight of steps which are curved in plan, so that each tread is broader at one end than at the other; -- distinguished from flyer.
    • Winder One who, or that which, winds; hence, a creeping or winding plant.
    • v. t. & i Winder To fan; to clean grain with a fan.
    • v. i Winder To wither; to fail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n winder A mechanism for drawing or bending a crossbow.
    • n winder One who winds, rolls, or coils: as, a bobbin- winder.
    • n winder An instrument or a machine for winding thread, etc. A contrivance like a small windlass revolving a spool or reel upon which the thread is wound.
    • n winder The key or utensil used to wind up the spring-work of a roasting-jack.
    • n winder A plant that twists itself round others.
    • n winder A winding-step of a staircase.
    • n winder One who winds or sounds a horn.
    • n winder (win′ dėr). A blow which takes away the breath.
    • n winder A fan.
    • winder To fan; clean or winnow with a fan: as, to winder grain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Winder one who sounds a horn: one who, or that which, winds or rolls
    • n Winder one who winds: an instrument for winding: a twisting plant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. winder, a fan, and to winnow. . Cf. Winnow
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. windan; Ger. winden, Ice. vinda, Goth. windan. Cf. Wend, Wander.


In literature:

One day I seed a hankerchuff 'angin' from thickey winder, an' I knawed 'twas yours.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
There's some on 'em close under the winder, sir.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
You see them three large winders covered wiv lovely lace?
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
I seen his feet in the winder a little while ago.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
The winders used for bolt magnets are described in App.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
And she went and sot down by the winder and looked off into the west.
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
Stain the winder or not, as is preferred.
"Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools" by Virginia McGaw
Winder, Dr. W. A., on longevity, 56.
"Our Italy" by Charles Dudley Warner
I clean forgot to lock the door; an' that kitchen-bedroom winder, I doubt that you went near it.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
My winder is just above the front door, two floors up, and it was open.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King

In poetry:

Trees grows by her winder.--So,
She lean out an' see
Mowg up there, 'way out, you know,
In the clingstone-tree;--
"Find The Favorite" by James Whitcomb Riley
Zekle crep' up, quite unbeknown,
An' peeked in thru the winder,
An' there sot Huldy all alone,
'ith no one nigh to hender.
"High-Worthy Mister!" by James Russell Lowell
An' wake the rest up. An' the sun
In frue the winder dazzle-un
Them eyes o' Sis's, wiv a sure-
Enough gold chain Old Kriss bringed to 'er!
"A Dubious "Old Kriss"" by James Whitcomb Riley
Ther's papers i'th' winders, "to let,"
An aw know varry weel ha 't 'll be;
They'll do th' same for th' next tenant awl bet,
Tho they ne'er do a hawpoth for me.
"To Let" by John Hartley
But aw wonder who does all ther mendin',
Weshes th' clooas, an cleans th' winders an' flags?
But for me they'd have noa spot to stand in--
They'd be lost i' ther filth an' ther rags.
"What It Is To Be A Mother" by John Hartley
Dawn, noon and dewfall! Bluebird and robin
Up and at it airly, and the orchard-blossoms bobbin'!
Peekin' from the winder, half-awake, and wishin'
I could go to sleep agin as well as go a-fishin'!
"Dawn, Noon And Dewfall" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Chuck Winder Responds to Challenges.
Chuck Winder , right, talks to constituents at the Idaho GOP Primary results party.
After a whirlwind Legislative session, Boise Republican Sen Chuck Winder received a lot of response from his constituents, some of it negative.
Mayor WInder , The Man with a Plan.
Yes, West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder has had quite a year, with plenty of stresses and successes.
Trützschler Nonwovens Acquires Bastian Winder Technologies.
Winder lived with Sweeney for a year and a half.
At 19, Winder got a job unloading semis at a Walmart in The Colony.
Mike Winder is the West Valley City Mayor.
The City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to issue an open letter of reprimand against Mayor Mike Winder , saying his dishonest actions with the media were outside the scope of his authority.
Retired National Guardsman Featured Speaker At General Levin Winder Chapter Meeting.
Retired National Guardsman Doug Glascox was the featured speaker at a recent General Levin Winder Chapter meeting.
Kinard72, Raymark chevron winder .
'Germania,' by Simon Winder .
Fumiko Winder featured at Espresso Americana.

In science:

Muroga cites Winder for a result concerning comparison between boolean variables and their incidence in prime implicants of a boolean function.
Complexity of comparison of influence of players in simple games
We generalize Winder’s result by proving both sides of the implications and extend Hilliard’s observation to that of linear simple games.
Complexity of comparison of influence of players in simple games
Winder showed that in general no such k exists.
Weighted and Roughly Weighted Simple Games
We would like to remark that this is also known in the field of Boolean algebra as Winder’s preorder, see e. g. [28, 36, 38].
On Dedekind's problem for complete simple games