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Winder

winder
1. One who, or that which, winds; hence, a creeping or winding plant.
2. An apparatus used for winding silk, cotton, etc, on spools, bobbins, reels, or the like.
3. One in a flight of steps which are curved in plan, so that each tread is broader at one end than at the other; distinguished from flyer.
Origin: From Wind to turn.
A blow taking away the breath.


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