- winding [wīn′diŋ]n.1. the action or effect of a person or thing that winds; specif.,a) a sinuous path or courseb) [usually pl.] devious methods, actions, etc.c) a coiling, spiraling, or twiningd) a single turn2. something that winds; specif.,a) wire, thread, etc. wound around something [the winding on an electric coil]b) a single turn of thisc) the manner in which this is wound [a shunt winding]3. the condition or fact of being warped or twisted [a board in winding]4. a defective gait of horses in which one leg tends to twist around the otheradj.that winds, turns, coils, spirals, etc.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.