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winder

[wahyn-der] /ˈwaɪn dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that winds.
2.
a staircase step for changing direction.
Compare flier (def 9).
3.
a plant that coils or twines itself about something.
4.
an instrument or a machine for winding thread or the like.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; wind2 + -er1
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  • Stem-winder somehow has more life in it, more fancy and vividness, than the literal keyless-watch.
British Dictionary definitions for winder

winder

/ˈwaɪndə/
noun
1.
a person or device that winds, as an engine for hoisting the cages in a mine shaft or a device for winding the yarn in textile manufacture
2.
an object, such as a bobbin, around which something is wound
3.
a knob or key used to wind up a clock, watch, or similar mechanism
4.
any plant that twists itself around a support
5.
a step of a spiral staircase
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windbag

noun

A person who talks too much, esp a pompous prater; bag of wind, gasbag: a windbag who shoots the gab (1827+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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