winder

n.

  1. One who, or that which, winds; hence, a creeping or winding plant.
  2. An apparatus used for winding silk, cotton, etc., on spools, bobbins, reels, or the like.
  3. 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.
  4. A blow taking away the breath.

v. t. & i.

  1. To fan; to clean grain with a fan.

v. i.

  1. To wither; to fail.