Date: before 12th century
1. material (as wire) wound or coiled about an object (as an armature); also a single turn of the wound material
a. the act of one that winds
b. the manner of winding something
3. a curved or sinuous course, line, or progress
marked by winding: as
a. having a curved or spiral course or form <a winding stairway> b. having a course that winds <a winding road>
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.