winding [wīn′diŋ]
1. the action or effect of a person or thing that winds; specif.,
a) a sinuous path or course
b) [usually pl.] devious methods, actions, etc.
c) a coiling, spiraling, or twining
d) a single turn
2. something that winds; specif.,
a) wire, thread, etc. wound around something [the winding on an electric coil]
b) a single turn of this
c) 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 other
that winds, turns, coils, spirals, etc.

English World dictionary. . 2014.