1The action or result of winding rope, yarn, etc., round a cylindrical drum.
Recorded earliest in attributive use.
An armature winding in which straight conductors are placed on a cylindrical core so as to run lengthways from one end to the other; the action of making such a winding. Contrasted with ring winding .
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Manchester Guardian. From drum + winding.