winding engine

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winding engine

[′wīnd·iŋ ‚en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
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Steel frames and spiral staircases also look industrial, echoing the foundries in Caernarfon which once produced winding engines and other machinery for the slate industry.
Scores of mines peppered the Valleys, with the distinctive sound of steam winding engines echoing out as cages brimming with coal were hauled up from the depths.
During the April and May I drew the dismantling of the two winding engines.
The hall, built between 1905 and 1909 to house Penallta Colliery's winding engines, has been included in a list of the treasures of Britain's heritage of 20th Century buildings.