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Winding meaning

winding - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The material, as wire or rope, wound or coiled about anything, or a single round or turn of the material;
  2. 2. a series winding, or one in which the armature coil, the field- magnet coil, and the external circuit form a continuous conductor; a shunt winding, or one of such a character that the armature current is divided, a portion of the current being led around the field- magnet coils.
  3. 3. A call by the boatswain's whistle.
  4. 4. Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.
  5. 5. A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream.
  6. 6. 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.

winding - examples of usage

  1. Then they turned off from the road and began a long winding climb up into the higher levels of the Racquette country. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. I followed her with my eye as she descended the winding road towards Honfleur, leaning on her father's arm. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. No less was the pleasure I experienced when I caught sight of that road winding over the hill above the village. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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