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 for 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              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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