The material, as wire or rope, wound or coiled about anything, or a single round or turn of the material;
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.
A call by the boatswain's whistle.
Twisting from a direct line or an even surface; circuitous.
A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream.
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.
The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps. Havelock Ellis