Pronunciation: (wīn'ding),[key] —n. 1. the act of a person or thing that winds.
2. a bend, turn, or flexure.
3. a coiling, folding, or wrapping, as of one thing about another.
4. something that is wound or coiled, or a single round of it.
5. Elect. a. a symmetrically laid, electrically conducting current path in any device.
b. the manner of such coiling: a series winding.
—adj. 1. bending or turning; sinuous.
2. spiral, as stairs.