The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Winding \Wind"ing\, n.
1. A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as,
the windings of a road or stream.
To nurse the saplings tall, and curl the grove
With ringlets quaint, and wanton windings wove.
2. The material, as wire or rope, wound or coiled about
anything, or a single round or turn of the material; as
(Elec.), 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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Winding engine, an engine employed in mining to draw up
buckets from a deep pit; a hoisting engine.
Winding sheet, a sheet in which a corpse is wound or
Winding tackle (Naut.), a tackle consisting of a fixed
triple block, and a double or triple movable block, used
for hoisting heavy articles in or out of a vessel.