winding tackle


From 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.
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            To nurse the saplings tall, and curl the grove
            With ringlets quaint, and wanton windings wove.
                                                  --Milton.
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   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.]
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   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
      wrapped.

   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.
      --Totten.
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