winding

p. pr. & vb. n.

  1. of Wind
  2. of Wind
  3. of Wind

n.

  1. A call by the boatswain's whistle.
  2. A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream.
  3. A line- or ribbon-shaped material (as wire, string, or bandaging) wound around an object; as, the windings (conducting wires) wound around the armature of an electric motor or generator.

a.

  1. Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.